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REYNOLDS   HISTORIC/  I 
GENEALOGY   COLLECTION 


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6"  o  3 
BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS 


OF 


FRANKLIN    COUNTS 

PENNSYLY A  NIA  * 


Genealogical  Records  of  Representative   Families.  inclit<ing   Many  of 
the  Earlv  Settlers,  and  Biographical  Sketches 

of  Prominf.nt  Citizens 


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PREFACE 


In  presenting  to  their  patrons  The  Biographical  Annals  of  Franklin  County  the 
publishers  feel  that  they  are  meeting  what  is  now  recognized  as  a  necessity  in 
every  intelligent  community.  Even  public  records  now  show  a  diversity  of  statis- 
tics that  would  have  been  considered  absolutely  unprofitable  not  many  years  ago. 
Until  recently  works  of  this  nature  have  been  limited  to  biographies  of  public  men 
and  the  family  genealogies  prepared  by  the  appreciative  few  who  recognized  the 
worth  of  such  records.  Much  might  be  said  of  their  present  and  future  value;  we 
will  call  attention  only  to  the  important  fact  that  they  perpetuate  information  now 
readily  obtainable  and  hence  lightly  valued,  but  easily  lost,  the  value  of  which  is 
not  always  apparent  until  too  late. 

As  the  title  indicates,  the  book  is  devoted  to  biograph;. .  But  these  biog- 
raphies, portraying  as  they  do  the  iives  of  many  men  who  were  most  intimately 
connected  with  the  making  of  history  in  the  early  days  of  the  Cumberland  Valley, 
contain  much  historical  matter  and  thus  have  a  double  value  to  the  thoughtful 
reader.  Many  of  these  sketches  have  been  compiled  and  written  by  Mr.  George 
O.  Seilhamer,  who  has  devoted  much  time  and  study  to  historical  research.  The 
data  have  been  obtained  principally  from  those  immediately  interested  and  the  vari- 
ous items  of  historical  interest  are  well  authenticated  and  possess  a  lasting  worth 
enhanced  by  the  fact  that  many   of  them  would  be  preserved  in  nc  other  way. 

We  take  this  opportunity  to  express  our  gratitude  for  the  help  and  encourage- 
ment we  have  received  in  the  county,  and  the  volume  is  issued  in  the  be'net  that 
it  will  form  a  worthy  addition  to  the  private  or   public   library. 

THE    PUBLISHERS. 


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PAGE. 

Agnew    Family    426 

Agnew,   James    43" 

Agnew,   Dr.   Samuel 429 

"^  Alexander    Families 520,  075 

Alexander,  John    T 070 

Alexander,  Joseph    I J 5J0 

Alexander.  Randall  M  .  M.  D.  67«< 

Alexander.    William    07" 

Alexander,    William    M 07.S 

A-mberson.  James    1'..   M.    D..  600 

Amberson,    William    S 000 

Anthony  Family   385 

Anthony,  Bishop  William  A.    5.S5 

Armstrong   Family    0M4 

Armstrong,    John    fcvv4 

Aughmbatigh    Family    -<*i 

Aughinbattgli,     Rev.     George 
W.,  D.  D 266 

Ballancc   Family    207 

Bard,   Cephas    L j4 

Bard    Family    18 

Bard,    Robert    M jo 

Bard,    Thomas    K 3J 

Barnhart,    Charles    F. 704 

Barnett    Family    20,3 

Baughey,    I).    E ?JJ 

Beaver    Family    4*37 

Beaver,   Gen.   James    A 4*3 

Beaver,    Peter    472 

Beck.  J.   Edward    323 

Benehoft    Family    5</> 

Benehoft.    London     p 507 

Benedict.    Frank    W 553 

Benedict,    I*eie»     55.; 

Blair,    Edwin   O 3<«'<" 

}il?ir    Family    .   6M0, 

Blair,   John    H 690 

Blair,    William    307 

Bloser    Family    570 

Closer,    George    i" =70 

Bollinger.    Newton    T So; 

Boniirake.    Emanuel    j    IJJ 

Bor. brake     Family     :jo 

Bonhrake,  ilenty  X.  M.   D..   IJ5 

B'">tii  Fanny  300 

Bcwers    Family    ;j6 

Bowers.   Oliver    C V;; 

BowTiian,    Benjamin,   M.   D. .    132 

Bramlt,    Christian    jr- 

Brandt   Family 574 

Brandt,    Levi   C 574 

Brechbill    Family    5;o 

Brschbil!,  John  G $bo 


PAGE.    I 

Breckenridgc    Family    674  ' 

Breckenndge,    James     H 074  ; 

Brereton    Family    j'5*  I 

Brcreton,   Dr.  John   A 319  ' 

Brereton,   Capt.   Thomas   J...  310 

Brcreton.    Thomas     J 3-9  i 

Brewer    Family    316 

Brewer,  Jacob   X 316 

Britton    Family    175 

Britton.    William     175  I 

Brosius    Family    647  j 

Brosius.  William  H..  M.  D   ..  647 

Browpson,   Dr    James    1 103 

Brnbaker    Family    499  ; 

Brubakcr.  Granville   M..  M.D.  4OJ 

Burger   Famiiy    58* 

Burger.    John    5^3 

Burk   Families    53=.  612 

Bark.  J.    A 01 J 

Burk.   J.    C 5.V 

Burkholder.  David  H 642 

Burkholrter    Family    04! 

Barns    Family    3-4 

Burns.    Samuel    R 32; 

Bush,    John    11 5'9 

Campbell    Family    ^?5 

Campbell.    1  lance    "53 

Cautner.    I'axtou    M 702 

Carhauvli    Family     4J7 

Carbaueh.   George   H 447 

Carl.   Adam.  M.    D 62 

Carl.   Charles    B 63 

Carl.   John    63 

Chambers.  Col.  Benjamin...  1 
Chambers,    Mr«.    Emmaline.       16 

Chamber;    Family    1 

Chambers.   Juice   George....     it 

Chambers,    William    1 t; 

Chritzman,  Clarence  A..  M.D.  654 
Chnttroan.  Harry  P...  M  P  Ml 
Chriuman.  Henr>  G.,  M    D  .  030 

Clarke,    John    C   37 

Clarke,    Lyman    S     ... 53 

Clary.     Thomas    j 6S7 

Clayton,  Charles    B...    .'<'2 

Clayton.    Hon.    fames    11 ... .  361 

Clcvenger.    Stiiweli    A D7-> 

CorTman  Family     3-.' 

CoflFman,  John' J.    M     D  -        .•:;. 

Coover    Family     5.>l 

Coovtr,    : n-'".  e    S ....  531 

Cojbett,    John    G 45" 

Corpus    Cbristi    Diurch    .  - .  1 


PACr. 

Craig    Family     0S0- 

Craig.    Huch     B 66j 

Craig,  John  W &«2 

Crawford    Family     400 

Craw  lord,    Frederick    B 403 

Crawford,    Frederick    M 405 

Crawford.   John    B.    41.0 

Craw  lord.    John    H 405 

Crawford.    Joseph    402 

Crawford.   Miiton    4"3 

Crawford.  Judge  Thomas   H.  403 

Cribs    Family    5ro 

Cribs    Joseph    H 57(S> 

Crisvell   Family    414 

Cnsuell.    Dr.   J     C 4! 4 

Croit,    Dame',    C 247 

Croft   Families   244.  <*J4 

Croft,    lohr.    246 

Crof:.  J    Walker,  M.  D 004 

Croft.    Samuel     247 

Culbertson.  Edmund.   M.   D. .   131 
Cuibert.-on.    Mrs     r.'.ien    K...   131 

Culbertson    Family    u3 

Cunningham   Family    4?o 

Cunningham.    Smith    \\ 4>v, 

Curriilcn.    Edward    W 181 

Curriden    Family      rSi 

Curriden,   Mrs.   Ka'.e   A 1S4 

Cu-hv\j,    D.    0 5*U 

Cushwa    Family    504 

Davis,   Charles    T 543 

Davis    Family    54^ 

Davison   Families    313,  400. 

Davison,    John    B 41 1 

1 '..'  •-■— .   j  -  ph    R   41' 

Davison,    Wat^>n    k   410 

i'.ivi^.'ii.    William    (.• 3'4 

Davisi  11.    V.  iliiam    H 410 

Detrich    F»miiy    37t. 

Durich     Gen     David 

Detru-ti.    Jeremiah    S .-72 

Detrich.    William    £■ 373 

[\vi'»-s    Family .---' 

i  \-v  :'.'>-s.    Kenrv    C 57- 

Devor.    Aw»s    M 

'■  "- 

Devor.  John   H     M    D &.$ 

...  j 

«  John    1 3 ? 

cai     :■ 

Di. '.I    Fimilj    • 

DiehL   John    A 

.    \  >     '.*£ 


INDEX. 


PACE. 

Dixon,    William    D 139 

Dixon    (or    Dickson)    Family.  136 


Downin,  John, 
v  Downin,  Mrs.  Susan 
<\.Duffield,  Ca->sius  \V. 
^Dutrield    Family     

Dukehart,   Adam   J .  . 
•  Dull    Family    

Dull,   Jerennali    

Duncan,    Augustus    . 

Duncan    Family    .... 

Dunn,  Gen.  Samuel.  . 


Eberly    Family    

Eberly.    John'R 

Eby    Family    

Eby,    Samuel    H 

Eckel    Family    

Eckel,    John     

Elder    Family    

Elder,    Irvin   C 

Eider,    James    G 

Elder,    John    W 

Emmert     Family     

Enimert,  Frank  X..  M. 

Emmert,    John    

Emn.ert,  Joseph   F    .... 

Enniss    Family    

Enniss,  Joseph,    M.    D. 

Ernst    Family     

Ernst.    Frederick    

Ettcr    Family     

Etter,    Henry    


Fallon,    Charles    H.... 

Fallon    Family    

Faust,   Daniel   J 

Fau*t.    David    \V 

Faust    Family    

Fletcher   Family    

Fletcher,  Louis   H 

^Flickinwter.    David     .  .    . 

Flickinger,   Mrs.   Elizal 
Flickinger   Family    . .   . 

Fultz.    Barn?:    

Foltz.   Christian    

Foitz,  Cyrus    

Foltz.    Daniei    

Foltz    Family    

Foltz,    Frederick    P. .. . 

Foit.'..  George    II 

Foltz,  George   W 

FoltZ,   Martin   1 

FolU,     Mo.es     A 

Foltz.  William   E 

Fosuot   Family    

Fosf.ot,  Jacob    li 

Foust.   Ellis    E 

Franklin  Fa.'.-i'y   

Franklin,    William    S. . 
Frai.:.-.  Benjamin.   M     I 

Frantz    Families    

Frantz,   Jacob    

Frantz,   J     Elmer    

Frick.   Abraham   O. .    . 

Frick.   Ezra    

Frick    Familv    

Frick.  George    

Fritz,  Horace  M.  Xi    D 


304 
394 
3'M 
3& 
461 
608 
008 
640 
638 
154 

580 
5S0 

333 
333 
489 
490 
«.W 
4<  > 

133 

Uf 
545 
545 
2:8 
258 
5--0 
529 
534 
534 


Frommeyer,    Clement    Augu^ 


187 


Frommeyer    Family   1S5 

Funk,    Amo>    F 556 

Funk,    Benjamin    F 414 

Funk    Families    

408.  414,  443.  55".  575 

Funk,   Jacob   R 408 

Funk,    Martin    S 575 


Gehr,    Daniel    0 331 

Ciehr    Family    330 

Gehr,    Hastings    xi- 

Geiser,    Daniel     302.432 

Gti-er,   Joseph    F 301 

Geiser,    Peter     302 

Gelwicks,    Cyrus    C 359 

Gelwicks  and  Gelwix  Family     .156 

Gelwix     Family     .156 

(iclwix,    Samuel    150 

George,    Benjamin    R 10 

Gerbig    Family    375 

Gerbig.    John    C J75 

Gillau,    Charles     103 

Gillan.    David    K44 

Gillan   Family    :C2J 

Gillan,    James    D 153 

Gillau,  John  W.    ( 18401....     193 

Giilan.    John    W.    i;8=Q> 196 

Gillan.  W.  Rush  ....'. i<m  i 

!  Gi'morc    Family    240  j 

Gilmore.   James    R 241  I 

I   Glass,    Charles    S 667  i 

I  Gla>s    Family     667  | 

Glass,    William    F. 3081 

\  Good,    David    M,  Jr 242  1 

I  Good    Families 242.    442  • 

j  Good.   Jacob   F 441— 

I  Good.   Jacob    S 442  , 

'■  Good,   Victor   B 1 ;  1  ! 

!  Gordon  Family  351 

1  Gordon.   Rev     I    Smith    }«i 

i  Grcenawalt,    Daniel    »V 125  1 

Grccnawalt.    Davison    453  : 

Grcenawalt    Families 325.   45-  ■ 

Creciiawa't,    Henry    452  . 

Grconawa'.t.    Samuel    F  ...       453 

Grcenawalt,    Samuel    G. 455  ' 

Greencv.alt,  Henry   C 404 

Grceitewait.    Dr.   John   C. .  .  .  .  400  , 

Grosh,   Daviti   B 691 

Grosh   Fami  >    <-•>[ 

Grove  Families    340.  6>-<> 

Grove,  John   S 686 

Grove.    Dr.    Norman   C 540  I 

Hafer  Family    S&» 

Hater     Samuci    J -^; 

Harhaugh    Fiaii'ifs   ■■       -73.   3' ." 
062      Karbauirh.    It.    Kerry   .. 
27S  ■  Hariuugh.    James    F     Linn      277 

o>^  :   Hart'-  in,    Benjamin        106 

'>j,\  ■   Uartmau.    Benjamin    F...  -~ 

C«j.=  1  Hartmar.   Salomon    

4(-i      Hartz    1  '-■■■  '■ 

^1 )  '<  Hart-    Moses    X 

;u  I  Harwell.  Charles    \  .  M    D 


540 
210 
209 
-'."! 

208 


2t6 

-■A 

-''5 

603 

003 

17 

U.J 


Hassler    Family    .... 
Hassler.  George  '»'.'.. 
Haverstick.    Samu*l    i; 
Hawbeckcr    Far 
Hawbecker,   S.   Z.  . .  . 

Hawk.   A.iror.    

Hayes   Family    

Hayes,    William    A 

Heck   Brothers    d  I*  y 

Heck,    Fred    Z ILh 

Heck,   George    S     J  ^^ 

Heckman    Family    . .   .  x  .'. 
Heckman,    ! ■■■ay.    A. 

Hege.   Christian    

Hece,    Christian    B 

HegS,   Darnel    

Hege   Family    

Hege,  Rev.  George  

Hege.    Henry   G 

Hege,   Henrv  L 

Hege.   k-.-.-    Jacob   

He—    Jacob  W 

Hege.   John    B. 

Hece.    San. net    G 

Heisey    Family    

Heisey,    Henry    H 

Henncherptr,    loini    W 

Hcnnebcrger.    William     A    .. 

Hess,    Daniel    W 

Ht-s   John   M 

Heyser  Family    

Hey-er.  i  Ion.   Jacob   

Heyser,    Jac  ^b    

Heyser,   William    1  d< . 

r'.e;.  •.  r.  W:!!iaiii 

Hicslcr    Fanul)     

Hic-lcr.    Henry    M 

V    T    

Hoch    Family    

Hoch,    PI     1     5  

Familv    

I  .'■■-.  K. 
,    S  ■•:.  iel 



Hoen.er.   J«"»hn    H 

: :    .  - 

■   -  ■     '  M ...... . 

Hoke    Famiiv 

:.  ...... 

Hoke.  .... 

n-   W       

:  I  - 



:: 

Hoover,    M<ram   \> 
Hoover,   Hen  .  min    \ 



Ho-  -M.r    !  an   I  es 


Hartzel'..  Dr    Ezek    I   ?. 
Hart.rell    Family   


■ 

34J 


■  ■    '.  • 
'.  .•!-••.  I-      $   ■• 
■■     ■■  H     

■ 

y 
T 1  v  stem      I    •■    j 

:    - .    ■   - 
i(.  --.ii-.t.  Samuel    P. 


INDEX. 


VJL 


PACE. 

Huber,    Benjamin    F 518 

Huber.     benjamin    G 547 

Huber   Families    516.  5_'b 

Huber,    lleilman    S 518 

Huber,   John    518 

Huber,   Solomon   A 519 

Hutton,  C.   T 544 

Hutton    Family     544 

Irvine,  William   M.,    Ph.   D. .   190 

Ives,    Chatmccy 335   j 

Ives    Family    3Jj 


Jacobs    Family    

Jacobs,   William   J.   C. 

John,    Paul     

Johns,   Benjamin  F... 

Johns   Family    

Johnston,    Daniel 
Johnston   Families    .  . . 

450,   500,   50.1,   5' 

Johnston,  George  M. 
Johnston,  John  A.  . . . 
Johnston,  Robert  . . . 
Johnston,  Robert  C.  . 
Johnston,     b.     Housto 

Jones  Family  

Jones,    James     M 

Karper,  Will. am   

Raurtnian    Family    .  . . 

KaurTuian.  George  R  . 

Kan ff man,   John    [•'... 

Kautlman,   Lolic  M., 

Reefer.   Cyrus   T 

Keet'er  Families   

Keefer,    Henry    

Kcetcr,    Henry     L>.  ..  . 

Reefer,    Isaac    11 

Reefer,    John    P   

Reefer,  Jonathan 

Reefer,    William    S.  . 

Rcmpter.   J.    F.lmin.i. 

Kennedy    Family 

Kennedy,    James    F.  . 

Kennedy,  Mr.-    Lo  ■.;.,, 

Kennedy,    Monrhead    ' 

R.-nnedy.  Thomas    1'. 

Kennedy,  Thomas  U.  1 

Kennedy,  Thomas   J.  . 

Ricffer,    Hon.    Christi; 

Kicffer,  Dew  aid.   Dese 
of      Ricficr      anil 
Farmlv 


685 

CXSj 

614 


u.. 

.1^4. 


500    ; 

450  1 

057  i 

059 


4r6 


405 
47.1 
4SJ 

±~~ 
184 

4'"<4 

4.:; 

5Ni 


3*} 
4&9 


Kieffe-,   Rev.    Dr. 
KierTer.    Rev    Ephi 
RiefTcr.  Peter,  1  ie.« 
Kmc;,   John    ...... 

Kinucnrd   Famtiy 
K'rkpatnck    Fam.l 
Kirkpatrick,   Willi; 
Knei.per,    Peter    . 
Kyncr    Famiiy 
Ryncr,    George    A 


M- 


Landis, 
Landis, 


465  I 


-1".;  • 
4^.;  1 


m$  1 

l 

49  1 

11;  I 


I  PACE. 

Landis    Family    116 

Landis,   Franklin   F 118 

Lantz    Family    34X 

Lantz,  Wilha'm  0,  M.   D J4>S 

Lauton,     Robert     07  J 

Lawrence    F"ami!y    300 

Lawrence,    John    L 300 

Ledy    Family    644,  040 

Ledy,    Joseph     H 0-rO 

Ledy,    Samuel     S 644 

Lehman,    Benjamin    303 

Lehman    Families 303,  434 

Lehman.  Jacob   S 434" 

Leidig    Family    .  .y 504 

Leidig.    Jacob     504 

Lemaster   Family   114 

Lemaster,    John    A 115 

Lemaster,    Maurice    D no 

Le>her,    Aaron    F 5; J 

Lesher,   Abraham    509 

Lesher,    Kev.   Abraham   S....  J00 

Lesher,   Rev.    Benjamin 500 

Lesher,  Christian    D 500 

Le-her    Families 504,  700 

Lesher,    Gturge    W 506 

Lesher,    Henry,     Lineage 504 

Lecher,     I-aac     511 

Lesher,    Urael    1 511 

Lc>hcr,    Jercnvah    51; 

Ltsher.   J.   &    S'.i    700 

Lesher,    Ju-iaii    70-' 

Lesher.  Sanim*;   rc- 

Le.-dier,    Sebastian,    Lineage. .  507 

Lesley.     Edward     A '.•'_ 

Lesley    Family    63J 

Lesley,  Mrs.  Matilda  R t-.u 

Lindsay,    Frank    ■  iwi 

Lindsay,    John    V" 105 

Lindsay.    Thomas"    C 10« 

Linn.    Alexander    M 170 

Linn    i'amily    .''• 

Lmn.   Samuel   M 17c 

Llovd    Fai.nl  v    ;<•-• 

Lloyd,  Morn's   51* 

Long.    I 'am:'.     M =  |s 

Long.  David  C   310 

Lvjiic  Fanrly  51,-. 

Lud"  is    Family    !0i> 

LudwitJ.   George    t"i 

LudwiL',    Jacob   D 170 

M:Gcary    Family    57^ 

McCleary,  Janes   M... 573 

McCormick,    William    K 341    j 

McCnrdv   Fam!lv   ;>o  , 

McDowell   Family    So 

McDowell,   J  '•".    McFarla  1 
McDowell,     Mm    Mcl.anaha:)     '."> 

McDowell.    Mary    A y. 

J  [cDowell.   Tench    T05  | 

McEIroy    i  miil;     5$*j  j 

McF.iroy.  John  k 5.^(1  | 

Mcllvair.e    Family    tiiej 

Mcllvaine    J   lm   S (■-•o 

Mcl.anav.oi    I'virii    uo   ' 

McLanahan,     Thomas     John- 
ston        144   j 

McLaughlin        Charles       M  . 

A.  M„  M.  D o4s  I 


PACE. 

I  McLaughlin.   Pern-    B 64a 

I   McN'uhy,    Howard    B 

!  McNulty    Gen.  William  C  . .  two 

i  Maclay,  L)r.  Charles  T isj 

I  Maclay,    David    :5J 

I  Maclay   Family    1  ■  • 

I  Maclay,  Judv'e   William    151 

1  Mahon    Fanny    1 ---> 

1  Mahon.    Xathaniel    R 157 

,  Mahon,    Robert.    Fl<<i : ;- 

!  Mahon,    Fhaddeus   M :--<. 

1  Main  Famiiy     43: 

:  Main   James    M 431. 

I  Martin    Famil)     40a 

I  Martin,    Saiimd    r! _» 

Ment/er    Famiiy    31. , 

1  Mentzcr.   jost'pll    S yj- 

Mentzer.   Wa  ;cr   S .-. 4 

Meyers   Famiiy    05-1 

Meyers.     Kaac     05 , 

Michael,   Dr.   Giarlcs p»i 

Michael    Famii\    !•», 

Midillekaiiff.    William    -.74 

Middour,    Gctm;c    W <*,j 

Middowtr   Family    4  jj 

Miduowcr.  J.  .'\ 4.JJ 

Mileyv Harry   M  .  M.  D ^-; 

Miller.    ChanV,    P •  >-. 

M-.lier    Families    

U).  4-"1.   -x7.   -'7.  655,  (*«• 

Ml'ier    Kr  iv'.::    ;,  . 

Miller,     I  •..  •  •     \ ■..  . 

Miiler.   Jacob    B ^'>- 

Millcr,    I...-  ■'>   \ 

Miller.  John   F ' 1.-; 

Miller.    I    Calvin     4A; 

Milter.   Mich  id    !) •••  : 

Miller,  Sarnuel    . 421 

Miller.   Simpson  R j  .- 

Miller.    >•■]-.■..  n    4_>-. 

Minvhan    Family    

Minchart,    iic.li    S jk; 

Mmeh.iri  ■     ' 3^. 

Mir.ick    Faniily    |..-, 

Minick.    W  ilium    L .- 

Miimich    Familj    - 

Minnich.    George    A   . 

vl  liter    Famiiy    :..■ 

Miuter,     I-  .  :.    >'  : 

y 

Montgomery.  J        -  I      ... 

.    ■■  •  r.      John .  i- 

Montgomery,  John   C. 
Montgomery,    i'.    Bronph     W 

;> • ' 4.'. 

Morjral.    Aaron    H -.\ 

Mors;  v ; 

• I   - ;  ■  '  \     1 1     . 

Mj  ;rj    Families 

M;eri.    ...  -^    VV..   .......  .:  — 

Mj   ■-.   II     S.. ....... 

v.'cd    Family    ^: 

C«        '    ■•■    A    ^ j- 

McDowell... 

►avid    0 

-    . 
N'iinmon,            r  John  S  -- 

Noble   Family    


v  A' 


PAGE. 

Noble,   William    R 54S 

Noel,    The    Wry    Rev.    Fran- 
cis   C 543 

Oiler,   Jacob    F 43^ 

Oiler,  Jesse   R 126 

Oiler,  Joseph   J 43^ 

Omwake    Family    167 

Omwake,   William   T 167 

Orr  Family    394 

Orr,   Col    James   B 39" 

Orr.    John    G 3Q7 

Orr,    William    396 

Palmer,   Dr.   Charles    F. .  ^72 

Palmer     Fannlv     

Park,    John    

Park    William    J 

Parret,    Philip    H 

Patton    Family    

Patton,    William    I? 

Patton,   William   J 

Peckman    Family    

Peckmar.,    Samuel     F. ... 

Pensmger    Family    

Pensmger,  John   T 

Philiipi'V    Family    

Phillippy,   Samuel    

Plasterer,   Conrad    

Plasterer.  Jam-,   B 

Piatt   Family    

Piatt.   George    F 

Pomeroy,    A.    Xevin    .... 
Pomeroy    Family 
Pomeroy,   Major 
Pomeroy.    Judge 

Potter    Family 
Potter,   Jacob 
Price,    Abraham 
Trice.    Benjamin 
Price    Family    . 


INDEX. 


PACE. 

Rose    Family    501 

Rose,    Rev.    James    G 501 

Ross,  Benjamin  C. 
Ross,  Mrs.  A.  V... 
Rouston,    Harvey    T. 


[6 
'7 

607 

Rouzer,    Peter    320 

Rowe,   Judije    D.    Watson....     74 

Rowe    family    7j 

Kutnmel,   Charles   L 705 

Rnnk  Family  250 

Runk.   John    M 256 

Ri^-eil   Family   j-o 

Russell.    George    B.,    A.    M.. 
D.  D.,  LL.  D 280 


Tohn 

Tli.v.v 


E. 


M. 


341 
341 
510 

=S8  I 

59° 

3 1° 

533 

533 

4ctf 

488 

650 

050 
547 
54; 
«97 
l«jH 
255 
-4I5 

•  i?4 

-•5t 
t'7- 


Quickel    Fami 


43- 
5'' 


Rahauser   Family    

605 

Rahauser.   George    ^ 

00; 

Ramsey    Familv    

IT-' 

Rarosev,   Robert   W.,   M.    D. 

It.1 

-Rankin    Family    

1_>0 

Rankin,   James    C 

:.'S 

1  j si 

Reaser.   M.    li,   Ph.    b 

79 

Keed.   Fred    E 

392 

Reformed    Menuonite   Lluirc! 

433 

Renfrew    Familv    

:  j: 

Rhine    Famiiv    

Rhine,    [ohii    W 

Raoads.    Maurice    R 

s",J 

Rice    I).   F.dgat   

>  H 

Rice    Fan.ily    

Rinchart    Samuel    C     

644 

Rtppev    1  amily    

^2 

Ri>t»'..son   Familv    

370 

K'.geiS     Albert     I 

4  <3 

Rogers   Family    

■llj 

Sarbaugh    Family     

Sarbaugh,    Jacob    

Schaetter  Family 

Schactfcr.   William  C 

Schart     Family     

Sella rt,  Jacob   G     idecea»ed> 

Smart,    Jacob    G 

Schii'.r.ly.    .Andrew    R 

Schuebly    Family    

Seibert     Family     

Seibert,     John     P *.  .  . . 

Seilhamer    Family    

Seiihamcr.   George   (J 

Seiihaiucr,     Wili'lra     

Selheimer  Fami'y   

Shank,    Ephraim    S 

Slunk    Families 370,  6*4. 

Shank,     Peter    

Shank,    S.    R 

Shank,    William    H 

Sharpe    Family    

Sharpe.  J     McDowell. 

Sharpe,    Ir.sluu    W 

Sharpe,   Walter   K   

Shearer,    Denton    O 

Shearer  Families.'. .  .010,  6<vS. 

Shearer,    George    W 

Shearer.    Job".    M 

Shecly.    Catvin    j 

Sheelv    Familv    

Shields.    Wiiiiatn    ii 

Srtirev.    lames      

Shive'ly,  Ge  >rge  G.  M.  D.  .    . 
Shiveiy,    Mrs    Jeanne    MeC. 

Snoemaker    Fam:!i<  > "7-i. 

Sh-emaker.   Isaac   :; 

Shoemaker.    Philip    M   

Shontz   Family    

Shunt:,   Jonas    B 

Shull.    George    

Silihett    FiniiSv    

Siebert.  Dr.  C.  L 

Siebert,    Samuel    0 

Skeilv   Fan-.iij    

Skelly.    Cer.ritc    


450 
450 
493 

-■•"4 


20S 

--, 

:-- 

'07 
11 1 

:  1 1 


•   .- 
034 

37y 

'4 
OS 

71 
71 

'. .  a 
t*>3 

■--.-; 


S'siii'ier 
Skinner 
Skituici 


-n    1. 


I  93 

593 
700 

:m 
[.Si 

553 

:~. 

-•31 
650 

■i. 


Skinn. 


Davi  i    D... 

David   J.... 

]     '.1    

Skinm  r    Family 
Skinner,    George    W. 
Skituicr,    .1.  I:n    W. .. 
Skinner,  '-.'■•  I!  .-.  n 


Skinner.    V.'illian    F 

Slcichter.    Henry    

Sleichtcr.    Miss  >'ar»    E 

Slick.    Milton    J...    ...    .. 

!  Slyder,    Frank    H 

Small    Family    

Small,    H:ra-:>    V 

Smith,    F.    M 

Snuth    Fami!;-,    ;v. 

Smith.   George    F 

Smith    George  W 

Smith,    John    

Smith,   William  ii...         ... 

Snider    Family    

Snider.    Georce    T....JfeiS- 

"Snively.    A.    Barr •».  \.. 

Snively,    Benjamin    

Snivel}",    Benjamin    r 

Sn:\cly    Familv     

Snively,  1-a.ic  X  .   M.   L>   . 

Snivel v,   I.   Newton.  M.   D  . 

Snively,    John    5C 

Snivelv,   Joseph    

.Snively.  Joseph  .L.  M.  D.  .. 

Snively.  Lemuel    

Sni>  e!y,    Mclchi    

Smvely.    Samuel    

"Snively,    Samuel    B 

'Snyder    Family     

Snvder.   :'r::rv   S 5" 2** 

m     .    ....-C*Y. 

Solenbcrcor.    Abraham    L.  . 

.   -.    N".  1:1    W 

-  r.    '•.   -   ■■   i'.  .  '.[    D 

"  -    ■    .  .    

■per.    M      £ 

Family    

Spa:;y  .r.    Henry    

iiem  

:  . Ill  •    y     

Kcv.  i-.vr.h 

Sieu  irt.    A!e\Jii  ler    

Stewart.   Judce   John 

Stewart.    William    W 

Pavid    :'. 

-    _  :  (. 

S"  itier.   lie!--.    G 

Family 

,■  :> 

...    .'. 
S 
Ss  r  ick  i  e  ' .  A  bi 
Sti 
Strict 

Strick  tr.    Hc--y 
S;  .-        >         ... 

Strite    Fare    j  

Strite     lao  Ii   A       

■  •     ' 

>;r  ck.  :-■.  .-.  V  G 

Suesser.  •:    Fam;!j 

•    . 
Sitmnte:  R   . 

... 
Wii'  am     \ 

Swrttiey,  James    

S 

S«  enuc'    Mr^    Marj  C 


; 


INDEX. 


PACE. 

Thrush,  Ambrose  W.,  M.   D.  699 
Thrush    Family     O99 

Vanderau    Family    529 

Vanderau,    James    S 549 


Waddcll    Familv    

Waddcll,    Thomas    A 

Wagner    Family    

Wagner,    J.    A 

Walker,   Samuel    E 

Walter,    Charles    

Walter    Family     , 

Walter,    John    

Warelnme,   John    W 

Washinger    Family    

Wasltinger,   William   H 

Watson    Family    

Watts    Family    

Watts,    Judge    Frederick 

Watts,    Frederick 

Warts,     Kathleen     L! 

Weagly    Family    

Weaglv.   Jeremiah    

Weagly.  Theodore  H  .  M.  1). 

Wei>/.,  Rev.  Dr.  Israel  S 

Welty,   Hon.    Benjamin   F. .. 

Wencer,   Benjamin    F 

Wenger    Family     


#3 

606 

27S 
■i73 


615 

f,i(. 


-0.1 
-"'4    ! 


.)'-*  1 

3'3    I 


057 


PACL 

Whistler    Family    538 

Whistler,    Samuel    P 5j3 

White,    Andrew    J ,309 

White    F'amilies    309,    340 

White,    Hiram    M 310 

White.    John    340 

Wilhelm    Family    406 

Wilhehn,    J.    M.'    406 

Wilson.   A.   C 404 

Wilson  College  for  Women.  .     77 

Wilson   Family   494 

Wir.eman,    Jacob     B 1 14 

Winger,   Col.    Benjamin   F. . .   340 

Winger    Family    34^ 

Winger,    Joseph    34:? 

Wingert.   Rev.   Abram   W. ...  054 

Wingert   Families 376.  054 

W:nvrert,    I-aac    376 

Witherspoon.    Andrew    H....   340 

Witlier>puon   Family    336 

Witherspoon.    James    W 330 

Wiilterspoon.  John   W 340 

Witmer    Family    534 

Winner.    Jacob    £> 562 

Wolf,    Aueustus    3--J 

Wolf    Familv    }*2 

Wolf,    Harrv   G 554 

Wolf,  Win.   E.    P 354 

Wolfersberger     Mrs.    Anna.  .  443 


Wolfersberger,   Jacob 
Wolff,    Earr.ard    .... 

Wolff,    Dar.:ei     

Wolff    Farr..>.es    

Wood    Family     

Wood,    George    A. ... 
Wood.  Theodore   B. 
Wood,   Theodore    M. 
Wvand.    Martin   L.    . 


Yaukey,  D    H 

Yaukey    Family    .... 
Yaukey,    Jerer.uah    S 

Young    Family    

Young,    John    P 


Zachanas    Farril; 
Zac'.iarias.    \\   ".-.." 
Zar^-cr    F  1  nilv 
Zarcer,    Thomaa 
Zisgler   Fan-.;'/    . 
Z'.cj'.cr.   Ge   rce 
Zicgler,   Gr   -.- 
Zollinger    '. 

Zo'.!:::ccc     G*    ', 

Zuiiinger  ¥'.-■  ■ 
Zullinger,  (ieorc- 
Zu'.hncer.    John 


m   J 


.160, 


415 

41) 
^44 

345 

►44 

.•■■■ 

;.-„ 

r- 

•• . 


-■■■ 


:~- 
174 
t  '.- 
617 


^ 


.  i 


w 


**&<, 


i 


*& 


1 


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•  * 


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BIOGRAPHICAL. 


HAMBERS  FAMILY. 
p»|  BENJAMIN  CHAMBERS 
jj|g*>  (born  in  County  Antrim, 
■$&  Ireland,  either  in  1708,  or 
_jj  iSI  1 7 13 — died  at  Chambers- 
iltER™?!  §  burg  Pa.,  Feb.  17,  17S8). 
i?^»^«^z?~./vi  t|ie  pioneer  settler  in  the 
Conococheague  Valley,  was,  according  to 
recent  investigators,  the  youngest  son 
of  Major  James  Chambers,  an  officer 
in  the  service  of  King  William  III. 
who  was  granted  one  of  die  confiscated 
estates  in  the  north  of  Ireland.  There 
is  some  confusion  in  regard  to  the 
year  of  his  birth.  According  to  his  tomb- 
stone in  Falling  Spring  graveyard,  he  was 
eighty  years  old  at  the  time  of  his  death, 
but  in  an  affidavit  made  by  him  in  1736, 
he  is  described  as  twenty-three.  He  came 
to  Pennsylvania  about  17J5.  with  his  three 
eldest  brothers.  James,  Robert  and  Joseph. 
'1  he  Chambers  brothers  settled  at  the  mouth 
of  Fishing  creek,  on  the  Susquehanna,  where 
they  built  a  mill  and  where  Benjamin 
learned  the  trade  of  a  millwright. 

*"'  '730,  according  to  the  familiar  story. 
three  of  the  Chambers  brothers  removed  to 
the  Cumberland  Valley,  James  settling  near 
the  head  0f  Big  Spring,  Robert  at  Middle 
Spring,  and  Ronjamin.  attracted  by  a  vvan- 
cenng  hunter's  description  of  -a  beautiful 
cascade  that  has  since  disappeared,  011  Fill- 
ing Spring,  at  its  continence  with  the  Cono- 
cocheague.     It    was    probably    three    years 


later  that  these  settlements  were  made,  and 
Benjamin  may  not  have  come  to  the  Falling 
Spring  to  live  before  1730-7.  Be  this  as  it 
may,  it  was  as  early  as  1734  that  he  deter- 
mined to  settle  at  the  mouth  of  Falling 
Spring,  for  in  that  year  he  obtained  the  fol- 
lowing license: 

PENNSYLVANIA,  SS : 

By  order  of  the  Proprietary.  These  are 
to  license  and  allow  Benjamin  Chambers  to 
take  and  settle  and  Improve  of  four  hundred 
acres  of  Land  at  the  falling  spring's  mouth 
and  on  both  sides  of  the  Conegochege 
Creek  for  the  conveniency  of  a  Grist  Mill 
and  plantation.  To  be  hereafter  surveyed 
to  the  said  Benjamin  on  the  common  terms 
other  Lands  in  thuse  parts  are  sold,  (jiven 
under  my  hand  this  thirtieth  day  of  March, 
1734-  Samuel  Blukston. 

Lancaster  County. 

The  Blunston  licenses,  ^i  which  this  was 
one  of  the  earliest,  were  granted  to  fa 
persons,   who  consented   to   settle  near   the 
Maryland    boundary,    instead    of    warrants, 
because  the  lands  west  of  the  Susquehanna 
were  not  purchased  from  the  Indians.     Set- 
tlements  on   these   unpurchased    laud- 
become  necessary  a<  a  barrier  against  en- 
croachments  of   the    Marylanders   norl 
the  line  claimed  by  the   Penns.      it   is  prob- 
able that  young  Chambers  took  part  in  tl'.e 
conflict  that* resulted  from  the  Ixv.tnJarv  dis- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN'   COUNTY. 


pute  from  its  inception,  but  it  was  not  until 
two  years  after  he  obtained  his  Blunston 
license  that  we  have  any  certain  knowledge 
of  his  share  in  these  transactions.  In  May, 
1736,  he  was  at  the  house  of  John  Wright, 
Jr.,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Susquehanna, 
where  he  witnessed  an  attempt  by  one 
Franklin  to  make  survey  in  behalf  of  Lord 
Baltimore,  of  a  part  of  the  great  Springets- 
bury  Manor,  in  York  county,  protected  by 
the  famous  Capt.  Thomas  Cresap  and  twen- 
ty men  under  his  command.  Later  in  the 
same  year  he  was  able  to  perform  a  very 
important  service  for  the  Proprietaries  of 
the  Pennsylvania.  He  went  as  if  in  search 
of  a  runaway  servant  from  Falling  Spring 
to  ascertain  what  preparations  the  Maryland 
authorities  were  making  fur  an  invasion  of 
the  disputed  territory,  and  after  a  stormy 
interview  with  Colonel  Rigby,  who  was  in 
command  of  the  militia,  he  succeeded  in 
making  his  escape  and  bringing  the  news  of 
a  projected  rendezvous  at  Wright's  Ferry. 
This  information  prevented  the  success  of 
the  movement.  As  a  reward  for  this  serv- 
ice, Thomas  Penn  promised  him  a  grant  for 
a  corn  mill  and  plantation,  but  whether  he 
profited  by  it  has  not  been  ascertained. 

When  Benjamin  Chambers  began  to 
make  improvements  at  the  mouth  of  the 
Falling  Spring  is  uncertain.  The  Chambers 
traditions  give  us  no  dates.  We  only  know- 
that  at  some  time  before  his  marriage  to 
Sarah  Patterson  the  young  bachelor  built 
himself  a  log  house,  that  he  covered  with 
cedar  shingles  held  fast  by  nails.  His  house 
stood  on  the  high  ground  above  the  Falling 
Spring  cascade,  but,  going  to  the  Susque- 
hanna on  business,  it  was  burnt  during  his 
absence  by  some  unprincipled  person  for 
the  sake  of  the  nails.  Undaunted  by  this 
misfortune,  he  built  himself  a  new  and  [let- 
ter dwelling,  which  was  followed  in  a  few 
years  by  a  mill  for  the  accommodation  of 


the  settlers  who  had   followed   him   to  t':-.e 
Conococheague.      He   was   one  of  the  wit- 
nesses sent  to  England,  after  Cresaps  war. 
to   testify    in   behalf   of   the    Penns    :. 
boundary    dispute    with     Lord     Baltimore. 
This  visit  afforded  him  an  opportun::;.    :. 
make  a  brief  sojourn  at   his  old   home   ::. 
County  Antrim,  and  to  induce  some  of  the 
Chambers     acquaintances     to     emigrate     : . 
Pennsylvania    and    settle    on    the    I 
Spring  and  the  Conococheague.      It 
that     Major    James    Chambers    had 
daughters,  as  well  as  four  sons.     These  four 
daughters,  with  their  husbands  and  childre:- 
were  all  early  Conococheague  settlers.     The 
names  of  a  few  of  the  other  settlers  in  the 
neighborhood  may  be  drawn  from  the  pr- 
vincial  and  ecclesiastical   records,   but   an-. - 
thing  like  a  satisfactory  account  of  the  -e:- 
tlement  is  impossible. 

Beginning       with        1 73d.        Be 
Chambers  was  for  many  years   recogi 
as  one  of  the  leading  men  in  the  Cumberlar.  1 
Valley.    Early  in  that  year  he  was  app 
by  the  court  at  Lancaster  as  one  oi  the  view- 
ers to  review  a  road  from  the  Susque 
toward  the  Potomac,  the  report  of  the  f.r-: 
set  of  viewers  having  proved  unsatJstact  ry 
to   some  of  the  inhabitants.      In    1747  jS 
when    the    "Association"    fever,    in    c 
quence  of  a  prevailing  fear  of  I: 
sion,  was  at  its  height  in  the  province,  an 
Associated    Regiment    was    forme 
Cumberland     Valley,    oi    which    Be: 
Chambers   was  made   colonel,   with    R 
Dunning  as  lieutenant-colonel  and  Wi 
Maxwell  as  major.   The  peace  of  1  "  . v 
it  unnecessary  for  the  regiment  to  § 
active  service.     When  Cumberland  c 
was  created  in  1750.  Colonel  Chambers 
one  of  the  trustees  to  pure 
courthouse  and  jail,  and  to  erect  these 
essary  county  buildings.     The  trust©  - 
.iImi  directed  to  join   with  the  trustees 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN   COUNTY. 

York  county  to  fix  the  boundary   line  be-    proved  a  source  of  unexpected  annoyance  to 
tween  the  two  new  counties.  him  before  they  were  long  in  his  possession 

Colonel  Chambers  was  named  in  the  Act  In  the  autumn  of  1756.  Commissary  James 
creating  Cumberland  county  as  its  first  col-  Young  visited  the  fort,  and  as  he  was  much 
lector  of  the  excise,  and  he  was  also  appoint-  of  a  busybody  he  injected  his  recommenda- 
ed  one  of  the  first  justices  of  the  peace  for  tions  into  the  colonel's  affairs  in  a  way  to 
the  new  county.  His  first  important  duty  disturb  the  pioneer.  Acting  upon  Young's 
as  a  magistrate  could  scarcely  have  been  an  recommendations.  Governor  Denny  directed 
agreeable  one.  In  May,  1750,  with  the  other  Col.  John  Armstrong  to  see  that  Chambers 
magistrates,  he  accompanied  Secretary  Rich-  gave  up  the  guns,  and  when  he  refused  an 
ard  Peters  to  the  Juniata,  and  later  to  Path  order  was  issued  to  seize  and  remove  them 
Valley,  Aughwick.  and  the  Big  and  Little  Armstrong  committed  the  task  of  execute- 
Coves,  besides  making  a  detour  with  George  this  order  to  Lieutenant  Thomas  SmallmarT. 
Croghan  to  Shearman's  creek,  to  assist  in  who  marched  to  Falling  Spring  with  all  the 
dispossessing  the  squatters  who  had  settled  pomp  and  circumstance  of  glorious  war 
at  these  in  disregard  of  the  Indian  title.  As  where  he  was  met  by  Chambers  and  the 
a  justice  of  the  peace  he  was  one  of  the  country  people,  and  found  it  would  be  nec- 
judges  of  the  county  courts,  and  the  records  essary  to  take  the  fort  before  he  could  seize 
show  that  he  sometimes  sat  as  the  presiding  the  guns.  Smallman  determined  not  to  risk 
Justlce-  a  battle  and  marched  back  again  to  report 

Colonel  Chambers  was  active  in  the  de-  his  discomfiture  to  his  superior.  A  war- 
fense  of  the  frontier  during  the  French  and  rant  charging  Colonel  Chambers  with  sedi- 
Indian  war.  When  the  attack  was  made  tion  and  disaffection  was  issued  bv  Governor 
upon  the  Big  Cove  on  the  last  day  of  Octo-  Denny,  but  nothing  came  of  it.  '  For  eight 
ber,  1755,  he  was  one  of  the  first  to  send  years.  1756-64.  Fort  Chambers  served  as  a 
notice  of  the  appearance  of  the  enemy  to  the  place  of  retreat  for  the  people  of  East  Con- 
mhabitants  of  the  lower  end  of  the  valley    ococheague. 

-and  to  the  Scotch-Irish  settlers  on   Marsh  Early  in   1764.  Colonel  Chambers  gave 

/creek,  and  to  appeal  to  them  to  come  notice  that  "there  is  a  town  laid  out  on  Cone- 
j  to  the  rescue.  The  day  before  the  Cove  gogig  Creek,  en  both  sides  of  the  great  Fall- 
massacre,  he  attended  a  meeting  at  Ship-  ing  Spring,  where  it  fails  into  the  said 
pensburg,  called  by  Sheriff  I 'otter,  at  which  Creek."  He  advertised  the  lots  in  the  Phila- 
't  was  determined  to  build  five  large  forts  delphia  newspapers,  and  appointed  the  28th 
for  the  protection  of  the  upper  part  of  the  of  June  as  the  day  on  which  the 
Cumberland  Valley.  Chambers  Mills  was  purchasers  should  draw  for  them  Whether 
one  of  the  sites  chosen,  and  Colonel  Cham-  the  drawing  was  made  is  in  doubt— it"  i: 
J>crs  at  once  began  to  build  a  stockade  around  was.  it  was  confined  to  the  Chambers  family. 
n«s  house  at  the  Falling  Spring  tor  the  de-  Of  the  deeds  on  record  for  1764.  only  one 
fense  of  his  own  family  and  as  a  place  for  his  i,  not  in  the  Clumbers  name.  This  was  to 
"cighbors.  The  date  of  this  fort  is  usually  Robert  Jack.  Sept.  1.  1764,  for  the  lot  on 
placed  in  1756,  but  that  it  was  built  in  1755  which  the  Bank  of  Chambersburg 
!>  apparent  from  the  fact  that  the  receipt  for  stands.  According  to  -.he  records  only  live 
tic  swivel  guns,  sent  to  him  by  the  province,  lot.  were  sold  before  1775.  and  i:  was  not 
^nsdated  Nov,  35,  1755.    His  "great  guns"    until  1778-9  that  the  number  of  pui 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


was  sufficient  to  constitute  a  village.  The 
country  around  the  town  was  sparsely  set- 
tled. The  Chambers  Mills  and  '"grindstones 
going  by  water,"  with  a  few  scattered  houses, 
nearly  all  of  them  built  of  logs,  were  all  there 
was  of  the  future  county-seat  at  the  close  of 
the  Revolution.  After  the  erection  of 
Franklin  county  in  1784,  when  Chambers- 
burg  became  the  county-seat,  the  growth  of 
the  town  was  more  rapid.  On  Jan.  1,  1768, 
Colonel  Chambers  set  apart  the  grounds  for 
the  Falling  Spring  church  and  graveyard  by 
a  deed  in  trust  for  "the  Presbyterian  Con- 
gregation of  Falling  Spring."  The  consid- 
eration was  the  annual  payment  of  one  rose, 
if  required.  In  the  picturesque  graveyard 
that  was  part  of  the  gift,  the  pioneer  and 
most  of  his  descendants  are  buried. 

That  Colonel  Chambers  was  a  man  of 
good  education  his  letters  show,  and  both 
history  and  tradition  unite  in  according  him 
the  condition  of  a  man  of  substance.  He 
carried  a  watc'.i,  and  there  is  no  doubt  that 
he  owned  slaves,  for  the  original  bill  of  sale 
for  one  of  his  negro  women  to  his  daughter, 
Ruhamah,  is  among  the  treasures  of  the 
Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania.  He 
became  an  extensive  owner  of  lands  not  only 
in  Chambersburg,  but  in  other  parts  of  the 
Concocochcague  country.  He  lived  long 
enough  to  see  the  town  that  he  had  founded 
become  the  county-seat  of  the  county  of 
Franklin. 

Colonel  Chambers  married  (first)  Sept. 
24,  1741,  at  Christ  Church,  Philadelphia. 
Sarah  Patterson,  daughter  oi  Capt.  Robert 
Patterson,  of  Lancaster  county;  they  had 
issue : 

1.    James  (II). 

Colonel  Chambers  married  (second), 
1748,  Jane  Williams  (horn  in  [725 — died 
in  1705).  daughter  of  a  Welsh  clergyman 
in  Virginia;  thev  had  issue: 


1.  Ruhamah  married  Dr.  John  Col- 
houn  (  III  ). 

_'.  Williams  (born  at  Chambers'  Mills. 
in  1752 — died  unmarried.  June.  ij66>. 
went  to  Cambridge  as  a  volunteer  with  Capt. 
James  Chambers*  company  in  July,  1775. 
and  served  with  Colonel  Thompson's  Bat- 
talion of  Riflemen  I  Second  Canadian),  Dec. 

9.  l77^- 

3.  Benjamin    (IV). 

4.  Joseph  (V). 

5.  George  (born  at  Chambers  Mills, 
in  1760 — died  unmarried,  Aug.  17.  1802), 
joined  with  his  brothers,  Williams  and  Ben- 
jamin, in  establishing  Mount  Pleasant  Iron 
works  at  the  entrance  of   Path   Valley,   .n 

1783- 

6.  Jane  married  Adam  Ross  (VI  1. 

7.  Hadassah  (Hetty)  married  Will- 
iam M.  Brown  (VII). 

(II)    JAMES   CHAMBERS    (.born   at 
Falling  Spring.  June  5.  1743 — died  at  Lou- 
don  Forge,   April   25,    1805).   son   of  Col. 
Benjamin  and  Sarah  (Patterson)  Chambers. 
was  brought  up  in  his  father's  mill,  receiving 
only  such  educational  advantages  as  were 
possible  on  the  frontier.     In  1775  he  became 
captain  of  a  company  of  riflemen  from  the 
Conococheague  that  marched  to  Cam' 
to  assist  in  the  leaguer  of  Boston.    The  c>  m- 
pany    marched    by    way   of    Harris'    Ferry. 
Bethlehem. and  New  Windsor. on  the  Hu    - 
above  West  Point,  and  arrived  at  Cam'  •     ° 
on  the  7th  oi  August.     The  men  wore 
frocks  or   hunting  shirts,   and   round   hats. 
They  were  expert  with  the  nrie.  and  often 
picked  off   British  officers   and 
double  the  distance  oi  common  musket  - 
At  Cambridge  the  Pennsylvania  companies 
were  formed  into  a  battalion  under  Col.  Wil- 
liam   Thompson.      This    organization    wa.« 
known  as  "Colonel  Thompson's  Battalion  <^i 
Riflemen."    The  riflemen  were  placed 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

outposts  of  the  American  lines  near  Prospect  but  apparently  was  not  in  the  battles  of 
Hill.  The  men  from  the  Conococheague  Trenton  and  Princeton.  Our  first  positive 
were  on  the  ground  scarcely  twenty-four  knowledge  of  his  whereabouts  in  the  spring 
hours  before  they  exchanged  shots  with  the  of  1777,  was  his  presence  in  the  Jerseys 
enemy,  and  on  the  26th  day  of  August,  Cap-  while  Washington's  meagre  army  w« 
tain  Chambers  was  in  command  of  a  detach-  mishing  with  Lord  Cornwallis.  He  was  one 
ment  that  in  a  spirited  action  prevented  the  of  the  first  officers  to  enter  Brunswick  in 
occupation  of  Ploughed  Hill.  The  company  June,  when  Cornwallis  was  forced  to  quit 
with  the  rest  of  the  command,  remained  on  the  place.  His  regiment  was  afterward  en- 
the  American  front,  facing  Bunker  Hill,  camped  on  the  mountain  back  of  Bound 
until  early  in  April,  1776,  when  the  regiment  Brook.  In  the  battle  of  Brandywine  Col- 
was  sent  to  New  Utrecht,  on  Long  Island,  onel  Chambers  was  conspicuous  for  his  en- 
Colonel  Thompson  having  been  appointed  ergy  and  courage.  His  regiment  was  er.- 
a  brigadier-general  and  Lieut-Col.  Ed-  gaged  at  very  close  range  and  suffered 
ward  Hand  promoted  to  be  colonel  of  the  severely.  Although  the  enemy  had  come 
regiment.  Captain  Chambers  became  lieu-  within  thirty  yards,  and  his  fire  was  very 
tenant-colonel,  March  7,  1776.  During  the  galling.  Col.  Chambers  succeeded  in  saving 
months  of  May  and  June  a  majority  of  the  all  the  brigade  artillery  and  retreated  in  grvxl 
men  was  induced  to  re-enlist  for  two  years,  order  to  the  next  hill,  where  he  was  not  fol- 
and  July  I,  1776,  the  regiment  was  reor-  lowed.  He  received  a  Hessian  bullet  in  his 
ganized  as  the  First  Continental  Infantry,  side,  of  which  he  made  light  in  his  letters. 
It  participated  in  the  events  leading  up  to  but  which  gave  him  much  trouble  during  the 
the  battle  of  Flatbush,  and  ending  with  the  rest  of  his  life.  Part  of  the  First  Pennsyl- 
retreat  from  Long  Island.  Lieutenant-Col-  vania  was  engaged  in  the  unfortunate  <ur- 
onel  Chambers  was  in  the  battle  of  the  27th  prise  at  Paoli.  but  Colonel  Chambers  v.  as 
of  August,  but  escaped  unhurt.  In  the  re-  absent,  having  been  sent  by  Wayne  to  guide 
treat  from  Long  Island  on  the  30th  the  regi-  ( ieueral  Smallwood  with  the  Maryland  mi!:- 
ment  formed  part  of  the  rear  guard.  After  tia  to  the  camp  at  Warren.  The  regiment 
the  evacuation  of  New  York  city  the  regi-  was  also  in  the  battle  of  German  town,  but 
ment  went  into  camp  above  King's  P.ridge.  the  accounts  of  the  operations  of  the  richt 
For  his  share  in  Long  Island  campaign  wing  are  too  meagre  and  confused  1 
Lieut.-Colonel  Chambers  was  promoted  to  us  to  learn  the  share  ox  the  colonel  in  that 
be  colonel,  his  commission  hearing  date  from  action.     Colonel  Chambers  was  at  the  w  inter 

Sept,    28,    1776.      He   was   assigned   to  the  encampment  at  Valley  Forge,   I v 

command  of  the    Tenth   Reg't,   Pennsylvania  he  led  his  men  at  the  battle  oi  Monm 

Line,  March  i_>,   1777.  but  exactly  a  month  "the  drubbing   we  gave  them   at    Fi 

later  he  was  transferred  to  the  First  Penn-  Church."  lie  called  it  in  his  letters.     After 

sylvania,   his   old    regiment,   with   which   he  Monmouth,    when    the  army   was   again   at 

remained  until  his  retirement.  Jan.    1.   17N1.  White   Plains,   he  was   in   command   of   the 

Colonel  Chambers  was  in  most  of  the  First  Pennsylvania  Brigade.     His  re« 

battles  of  the  campaigns  of  1776-78.     In  the  was  in  the  attack  on  the  Bergen  block-house. 

battle  of  White  Plains  he  had  little  part,  as  July   id.   1780.     This  was  probably  the  last 

the  action  was  not  general.     He  was  in  the  action    in    which    it    was    engaged, 

winter  campaign  of  1776-77,  in  New  Jersey,  under  his  command.     When  the  Pennsylva- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


nia  line  was  reorganized,  Jan.  17,  1781, 
he  retired.  Colonel  Chambers  carried  with 
him  into  private  life  the  regrets  and  affec- 
tion of  his  officers  and  men,  and  the  confi- 
dence and  esteem  of  the  Commander-in- 
Chief,  that  he  had  so  long  enjoyed. 

Upon  his  return  to  Chambersburg  Colo- 
nel Chambers  resumed  the  duties  of  civil  life 
with  avidity.  He  bought  from  his  father, 
Sept.  8,  1 78 1,  a  tract  of  220  acres  of  land, 
south  of  German  street,  on  which  he  laid  out 
a  suburban  town  that  he  called  Chambers- 
town,  to  distinguish  it  from  the  town  of 
Chambersburg.  This  tract  he  afterward 
conveyed  to  his  son-in-law,  Andrew  Dunlop. 
He  was  a  pioneer  in  the  iron  industry  in 
Franklin  county,  and  built  and  conducted 
what  was  known  as  "Loudon  Forge.''  above 
the  village  of  Fort  Loudon,  where  he  made 
his  home.  He  was  one  of  the  petitioners  for 
the  new  county  of  Franklin  in  1784.  and  was 
the  first  justice  of  the  peace  for  Peters  town- 
ship appointed  after  the  erection  of  the 
county.  As  such  he  was  one  of  the  judges 
of  the  county  courts.  He  was  a  County 
Commissioner,  1793-96,  and  an  Associate 
Judge,  1 795- 1 805.  Colonel  Chambers  was 
an  original  Federalist,  and  an  ardent  sup- 
porter of  President  Washington's  adminis- 
tration. In  the  suppression  of  the  "Whiskey 
Insurrection,"  in  1704.  be  took  an  active 
and  leading  part.  He  was  made  brigadier- 
general,  and  was  given  command  of  the 
Third  Brigade.  It  comprised  1.762  men — 
568  from  Lancaster  county,  550  from  York. 
363  from  Cumberland,  and  281  from  Frank- 
lin. William  Findley  in  bis  "History  of  the 
Whiskey  Insurrection"  pronounced  it  the 
best  equipped  and  best  disciplined  brigade 
in  the  expedition. 

General  Chambers  married  Feb.  16. 
1763.  Katharine  Hamilton  (born  in  County 
Tyrone,  Ireland,  in  1737 — died  at  Ludlow 
Station,   now    Cincinnati.    Jan.    14.     1S20L 


daughter    of    John    and    Isabella    I  Potter 
Hamilton.     She  was  brought  to  America 
her  parents  in   1 741 ,  her  mother  dying 
the  day  of  their  arrival.     Mrs.   Ham 
the  mother  of  Katharine  (Hamilton  )  Cham- 
bers, was  a  sister  of  Capt.  John  Pouer.  tl  : 
first  sheriff  of  Cumberland  county,  in  whc  ^ 
family   her  daughter  passed  her  childhocc 
and    early    girlhood.     General    James    an  L 
Katharine  (Hamilton)  Chambers  had 

1.  Benjamin  (VIII). 

2.  Sarah  Bella,  married  (first)  Ac- 
drew  Dunlop;  (second)  Archibald  Mc 

ter  (IX). 

3.  Charlotte  married  (first)  Col.  Is- 
rael Ludlow;  (second),  Rev.  Da\ :  i 
Riske  (X). 

4.  RuHAMAH  married  D'.  William  F-. 
Scott  (XI). 

5.  Catharine,  born  Sept.  26,  1 775- 
died  Oct.  5.  1775. 

(Ill)  *    RUHAMAH      CHAMBERS 
(bom    at    Chambers    Mills,    in    1750 — die'. 
April     19.    1826)     was    the    eldest  daugh- 
ter   of    Col.    Benjamin    and    Jane    (Will- 
iams)      Chambers:       she       married       Dr. 
John    Colhoun     (born    in     1740 — died 
Chambersburg,      Dec.      22.      17821.      the 
first  physician  that  settled  at  Chamber-' 
He  was  a  man  of  excellent  professional  at- 
tainments.    In  the   Revolution   he   «    - 
earnest   patriot :   he   was  a  member 
Cumberland  County  Committee  •  :'  :  fosen    - 
tion.  in  1774.  and  a  delegate  to  the  Ca 
ters'   Hall   Convention  oi    17;  Col- 

houn lived  at  the  north-east  corner  1  t  Main 
and  King  streets.    At  the  '  -  death 

he  was  engaged  in  building  the  fine  si 
mansion  north  oi  the  Falling  Spi 
terian  Church,  that  was 
home  of  his  widow,  and  in  which  Co 
jamin  Chambers  died,  while  r»n  a  visil  to  his 
daughter.     Both  Dr.  Cqlhou  5  wife 

are  buried  in  the  Chambers 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


in    Falling    Spring   graveyard.     They    had 
issue : 

i.     Benjamin  went  to  Baltimore. 

2.  Elizabeth  (died  at  New  Orleans, 
La.,  in  1846),  married  Parker  Campbell 
(born  in  1768 — died  at  Washington,  Pa., 
July  30,  1824),  sou  of  Francis  and  Elizabeth 
(Parker)  Campbell,  a  lawyer.  They  had 
issue  :  Francis ;  John  ;  Parker ;  Nancy,  who 
married  Samuel  Lyon ;  Elizabeth,  who  mar- 
ried (first),  William  Chambers,  (second), 
John  S.  Brady;  and  Elinor,  who  married 
John  Ritchie. 

3.  Rebecca  married  Edward  Crawford 
[Crawford  Family]. 

(IV)  BENJAMIN  CHAMBERS 
(born  at  Chambers'  Mills,  in  1755 — died 
Dec.  29,  1813),  son  of  Col.  Benjamin  and 
Jane  (Williams)  Chambers,  passed  his  in- 
fancy in  Fort  Chambers  during  the  Indian 
troubles,  and  was  a  young  man  only  twenty 
years  old  at  the  beginning  of  the  Revolution. 
He  went  with  the  riflemen  to  Cambridge  in 
the  summer  of  1775,  and  served  with  them 
through  the  rest  of  the  year.  He  was  ap- 
pointed second  lieutenant  in  the  Berks 
county  company,  First  Continental  Infantry, 
Jan.  5,  1776;  later  he  was  promoted  to  be 
first  lieutenant  of  Capt.  David  Harris'  com- 
pany. In  his  will  he  left  his  sword  and 
pistols  to  his  son,  Benjamin.  These  pistols 
were  a  gift  from  General  Washington  in 
recognition  of  his  gallantry  at  the  battle  ^i 
Long  Island.  After  his  retirement  from  the 
Continental  service  Captain  Chambers  re- 
turned to  Chambcrsburg.  and  became  the 
virtual  successor  of  his  father  in  the  manage- 
ment of  the  Chambers  property  and  the  de- 
velopment ol"  the  town,  lie  conducted  the 
Chambers  mills  and  worked  the  parts  <>i  the 
plantation  not  yet  turned  into  town  lots, 
m  1701  he  laid  out  the  town  west  of  the 
Conocochcague  creek,  and  it  was  mainly 
through   his  exertions   that   the   first    bridge 


across  the  creek  at  Market  street  was  built. 
His  first  dwelling  house  was  on  the  nest 
side  of  the  Conococheaguc,  opposite  the 
Falling  Spring  graveyard.  It  was  a  simple, 
primitive  structure,  built  of  logs.  In  1787. 
he  erected  the  finest  of  the  early  st>  me  man- 
sions for  which  Chambcrsburg  was  noted 
at  the  beginning  of  the  nineteenth  century. 
Captain  Chambers  was  one  of  the  petitioners 
for  the  creation  of  the  county  of  Franklin, 
in  1 784,  and  he  was  the  contractor  for  build- 
ing the  first  court  house.  The  only  office  he 
is  known  to  have  filled  was  that  of  County 
Auditor,  1793-^4.  In  politics  he  was  an 
ardent  Federalist,  and  in  religion  a  Presby- 
terian. In  1796  he  gave  the  lot  on  which  the 
Chambcrsburg  Academy  stands,  and  was 
one  of  the  original  trustees  named  in  the 
charter.  Captain  Chambers  married,  June, 
1783,  Sarah  Brown  (horn  in  175'* — died 
July  2j,  1837),  daughter  of  George  and 
Agnes  (Maxwell)  Brown,  of  Brown's  Mill. 
They  had  issue : 

1.  George  i  Nil). 

2.  Benjamin,  died  Aug.   22.    1S25,  in 
his  twenty-ninth  year. 

3.  William  (died  Sept.  11.  I&23,  in  his 
27th  year),  studied  law  with  his  br  I 
George,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Bar,  in  1818.  He  practice 
Chambcrsburg.  He  married  Elizabeth 
Campbell,  daughter  of  Parker  and  Eliza- 
beth (Colhoun)  Campbell.    No  iss 

4-  Joseph  (XIII). 

5.  Thomas,   moved    to    Dan'  ille   about 
1S40.       He    married    Catharine    Duncan, 
daughter  of  Judge  Thomas  Duncan,  of  Car- 
lisle; they  had  issue :     Benjamin  died  when 
a   young   man:    Emma   died   unman 
Saratoga;  and  Mary  married  Col.  Timothy 
Bryan  1  a  graduate  oi  the  Military 
at    We-;    Point,   distinguished   in 
\\;ir).    and    they   had    Benjamin 
l'.  S.  \\.  Annie,  and  Fannie. 


8 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS    OF   FRAXKLIX    COL'XTV. 


6.  Sarah  married  Dr.  William  J. 
Clarke,  of  Philadelphia. 

7.  Susan  B.,  lxirn  Oct.  25,  1804,  died 
unmarried  Oct.  28,  1884. 

(V)  JOSEPH  CHAMBERS  (born  at 
Chambers'  Mills,  in  1 756 — died  Dec.  28. 
181 1 ),  son  of  Col.  Benjamin  and  Jane 
(Williams)  Chambers,  was  the  first  of  the 
children  of  Col.  Benjamin  Chambers  whose 
birthplace  was  within  the  stockade  known  as 
Fort  Chambers.  As  a  younger  son  he  was 
kept  at  home  during'  the  Revolution,  but  was 
enrolled  in  Capt.  William  Findley's  com- 
pany, Cumberland  County  Associators.  f  le 
owned  an  extensive  plantation  on  the  Falling 
Spring,  east  of  Chambersburg,  and  extend- 
ing from  the  North  to  the  East  Point.  Mr. 
Chambers  married  Margaret  Rippey  ( l>orn 
in  1769 — died  July  4,  1820  j.  daughter  of 
Capt.  William  and  Margaret  (Finley)  Rip- 
pey ;  they  had  issue : 

1.  Margaret  married  Rev.  John  Mc- 
Knight  (born  in  178*) — died  July  29,  1857). 
son  of  the  Rev.  Dr.  John  and  Susan 
(Brown)  McKnight;  he  was  pastor  of  the 
Rocky  Spring  Presbyterian  Church.  [816- 
36.  They  had  two  daughters:  Margaret; 
and  Susan,  who  died  young. 

(VI)  JAXE  CHAMBERS  (bom  at 
Chambers'  Mills,  in  1702 — died  March  19. 
1825),  the  second  daughter  of  Col.  Ben- 
jamin and  Jane  (  Williams)  Chambers,  mar- 
ried in  1777,  Adam  Ross  (born  in  Ireland  in 
1754 — died  Nov.  30,  1827).  who  came  to 
America  as  a  very  young  man,  and  settled 
after  his  marriage  on  "Ross  Common 
Farm,"  in  Guilford  township,  where  his  life 
was  spent  as  a  farmer.  Mrs,  Ross'  death 
was  caused  by  a  fall  from  her  horse.  Adam 
Ross  and  his  wife  are  buried  in  the  Chambers 
family  enclosure  in  Falling  Spring  grave- 
yard.   They  had  issue : 

1.  Benjamin,  who  went  to  Baltimore 
as  a  young  man  and  with  his  brother,  Adam, 


conducted  a  grocery  store  established  by  his 
uncle,   William    Ross;    he   relinquished 

business  about  1830.     He  was  prominent  -:i 
politics,  and  a  meml>er  of  the  City  Council. 

2.  William    (XIV). 

3.  George  (died  at  Somerset.  Pa.,  in 
1867)    studied    law    in   Chaml>ersburg 

was  admitted  to  the  Franklin  Count] 
in  1810;  lie  then  removed  to  Somerset, 
where  he  practiced  his  profession,  and  was 
for  many  years  engaged  in  business  with 
George  Parker.  He  acquired  a  large 
fortune. 

4.  James  was  engaged  in  the  grocery 
business  in  Baltimore  with,  his  uncle  Wiiliam 
and  brother  Joseph.  James  and  Joseph  suc- 
ceeded to  the  business,  but  dissolved  part- 
nership in  1S25. 

5.  Joseph  (died  January.  1839)  was  in 
the  grocery  business  in  Baltimore  with  his 
brother  James.  After  they  dissolved  part- 
nership, he  conducted  the  two  stores  founded 
by  his  uncle  William,  in  conjunct' 

his  brother  Adam. 

6.  Adam  was  in  the  grocery  business  n 
Baltimore  with  his  brother  Benjamin.  1820- 
30;  afterward  with  his  brother  Joseph. 

7.  John. 

8.  Mary  (born  in  1782— died  Oct.  22. 
1862)  married  William  Drips.  Jan.  25, 
1809. 

9.  Hetty  married  John  Hanan 

10.  Jane  married  Henry  George  I  XV  |. 

11.  Ruhamah    married   Mc- 

Kenzie. 

(VII)       HADASSAH     (HETTY) 
CH  AMBERS   (bom  at  Chambers'  M 
died  at  Paris,  Term.),  youngest  daughter  of 
Col.  Benjamin  and  Jane  1  Williams  \  Cham- 
bers,   married    in    1703.    William    M 
Brown    (horn  at    Brown's   Mill   in    A 
township — died  at    Paris.   Tenn..   in    1843 
youngest  son  of  Capt.   George  and 
(Maxwell)  Brown.    When  the  elder  Brown 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COCXTY. 


made  his  will,  in  1785,  lie  had  not  yet  made 
choice  of  a  profession,  and  provision  was 
made  for  his  education  in  law,  divinity  or 
physic.  He  was  graduated  at  Princeton, 
and  studied  law  with  William  Bradford, 
Attorney-General  in  President  Washing- 
ton's cabinet.  He  was  admitted  to  the 
Philadelphia  Bar,  Sept.  10.  17X9.  and  two 
vears  later  resolved  to  begin  practice  in 
Chambersburg.  As  a  member  of  the  Frank- 
lin County  Bar,  Mr.  Brown  attained  high 
rank,  and  amassed  a  fortune  as  a  lawyer. 
He  was  an  eloquent  speaker  and  a  successful 
advocate.  In  person  he  was  tall  and  spare. 
He  was  a  man  of  polished  manners  and 
unusual  taste  in  dress.  He  engaged  in  the 
business  of  rolling  iron  and  making  nails, 
but  met  with  such  serious  losses  that  he 
abandoned  his  practice,  and  in  1824  re- 
moved to  Paris,  Tenn.  William  M.  and 
Hadassah  (Chambers)  Brown  had  issue: 

1.  William  Maxwell  (drowned  in  the 
Tennessee  River  in  1836)  was  a  physician. 
He  went  to  Paris,  Tenn.,  in  1834.  He  mar- 
ried Mary  Janet  Boyles,  of  Clearspring. 
Md.,  and  they  had  issue:  Llewellyn; 
Hadassah  Chambers,  who  married  Chaun- 
cey  F.  Shultz.  County  Judge  at  St.  Louis. 
Mo.,  and  had  Maxwell  William.  Addie. 
Llewellyn  Brown  and  Mary  Janet :  Car- 
rington;  and  Benjamin  Chambers  (died  in 
1887).  who  married  and  had  issue:  Benja- 
min, Annie,  Edward,  Howard  and  Sibley. 

2.  George,  drowned  in  the  Tennessee 
River  in  1836. 

3  Hadassah  (Hetty)  married  Sam- 
uel nankins,  removed  to  Grenada,  Missis- 
sippi, 

4-  Benjamin. 

I VIII)       BENJAMIN    CHAMBERS 

I'xirn  in  Chnmhershurg.  Pa..  Jan.  4.  1714— 

diet!  in  Saline  Co..  Mo..  Aug.  27.  1850)  was 

I  he  only  son  of  Gen.  James  Chambers.    Al- 

•'••'^h   only  a   lad.   young   Chambers   went 


with  his  father's  company  of  rirlemen  to 
Cambridge,  in  1775,  and  was  in  the  action 
at  Ploughed  Hill,  on  the  26th  of  August. 
The  youth  was  commissioned  an  ensign  in 
his  father's  regiment,  the  Fir~t  Pennsylva- 
nia. June  2,  1778.  and  promoted  to  be  first 
lieutenant.  Sept.  13.  1779.  He  retired  with  . 
his  father.  Jan.  17.  1781.  His  last  fight 
was  at  the  Bergen  block-house,  July  10, 
17S0.  After  leaving  the  army  Lieutenant 
Chaml>ers  returned  to  the  Conococheague. 
He  again  served  under  his  father  in  the 
"Whiskey  Insurrection."  When  General 
Chambers  failed  in  the  management  of  the 
Loudon  Forge,  young  Benjamin  went  to  the 
Northwest  Territory,  and  was  one  of  the 
first  surveyors  of  southeastern  Indiana.  He 
became  proprietor  of  Lawrenceburg.  after 
the  failure  of  Vance,  the  original  owner. 
In  1803  Governor  Harrison  appointed  him 
a  judge  of  the  Common  Pleas  and  Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel of  the  Dearborn  militia.  He 
was  a  meml>er  of  the  first  Indiana  Council. 
Colonel  Chambers,  as  he  was  then  called. 
being  the  third  of  his  family  to  bear  the  title. 
removed  to  Missouri  about  1820.  where  he 
remained  during  the  rest  of  his  life.  While 
living  near  Cincinnati  he  married.  July  22. 
1801,  Sarah  Lawson  Kemper  1  born  in  1780 
— died  Dec.  22.  1830 ).  daughter  oi  the 
Rev.  James  and  Judith  1  Hathaway) 
Kemper:  they  had  issue: 

1.  RUTH,  ltom  Aug.  6.  1802.  died  Sept. 
2.    18,4. 

2.  James  KEMPER,  l*orn  Sept.  20.  1804, 
died  Sept.   1.  1821. 

3.  Israel  Ludlow,  bom  Jan.  6,  1806, 
died  April  30.  1807. 

4.  Sarah  Bella  (born  Oct  31.  1807 — 
died  May,  1867)  married  Dr.  George  Penn: 
they  had  issue,  Virginia,  James.  Lucy  and 
( ieorgc. 

5.  Joseph,  born  Jan.  2.  1810.  died  May 
24.  1810. 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


6.  George  Washington,  born  Aug. 
17,  181 1,  died  Sept.  22,  1829. 

7.  Benjamin,  born  Aug.  II,  1 8 1 3,  died 
Nov.  4,   1814. 

8.  Catharine  Judith  (bom  Feb.  6, 
181 5)  married  April  27,  1836.  John  Cock- 
rill  Pulliam;  they  had  issue:  Luther,  John, 
Ann,  Sarah  Bella,  Drury,  Josephine  Cham- 
bers, Virginia  Perm,  Eliza  Caroline,  Mary 
Tomson,  Thomas  Shackelford  and  Lawson 
Kemper. 

9.  Susanna  Mary,  born  Nov.  6,  1816, 
died  Sept.  10,  1822. 

10.  Ludlow,  born  Nov.  25,  1819,  died 
unmarried,  Sept.,   1852. 

11.  John  Hamilton  (born  Jan.  25, 
1821 — died  July  2,  1877)  removed  to  Cali- 
fornia; he  married  and  had  a  son,  Ludlow. 

(IX)  SARAH  BELLA  CHAMBERS 
(born  in  1759 — died  in  1834),  daughter  of 
General  James  and  Katharine  (Hamilton) 
Chambers,  married  (first)  Nov.  18.  1790, 
Andrew  Dunlop  (l>orn  Sept.  22.  1764 — 
died  May  26,  1816),  son  of  Col.  James  and 
Jane  (Boggs)  Dunlop.  Andrew  Dunlop 
studied  law  with  Jasper  Yeates  at  Lancaster, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  Lancaster  County 
Bar  in  1785,  and  to  the  Franklin  County  Bar 
in  September  of  the  same  year.  He  prac- 
ticed his  profession  in  Chambersburg,  and 
amassed  a  large  fortune,  which,  however, 
was  much  impaired  by  the  failure  of  the 
Loudon  Forge,  in  which  he  was  concerned 
with  his  father-in-law.  Gen.  James  Cham- 
bers. He  was  a  man  of  large  frame  and  fine 
appearance,  and  was  very  witty.  It  was  said 
at  his  death  that  he  was  a  successful  advo- 
cate, an  agreeable  companion,  and  an  in- 
dulgent husband  and  father.  Andrew  and 
Sarah  Bella   (Chambers')   Dunlop  had  issue: 

1.  James  (born  in  1705- -died  April  o. 
1856)  was  graduated  at  Dickinson  College 
in  1812.  He  studied  law  with  his  father, 
and  was  admitted   to  the   Franklin   County 


Bar  in  181 7.     He  l>egan  the  practice  of  h 
profession  in  Chainbersburg.  and 
came  a  leader  of  the  Bar.     In  1838  he  re- 
moved to  Pittsburgh.     He  compiled  a 
gest  of   the    Laws   of    Pennsylvania."'    well 
known  as  "Dim!  ip's  Digest."  and  a 
of  the  Laws  of  the  United  Sta:es."     He 
a  man  of  brilliant  wit  and  caustic  h 
and  some  of  his  humorous  article- 
vogue  in  their  day.     He  took  up  his   r 
dence  in  Philadelphia  in  1S53.     Mr.  Dunlop 
married  Maria  Maderia  and  they  had  issr.e: 
Sarah  Bella,  who  married  John  A.  V. 
and  Helen,  who  married  John  Motter. 

2.  Catharine     married     Col.     Casper 
Wever  (XVI). 

3.  Charlotte  A.  R.  married  Charles  S. 
Clarkson  (XVII). 

4.  Josephine  married   James   C.    Lu  I- 
low   (XVIII). 

5.  Margaretta    Hadassah,    '    n 
1802.  died  unmarried  Dec.  23.  1817. 

Mrs.  Dunlop  married   1  second  1   May  6, 
1826.  Archibald  McAllister,  son  of  Archi- 
bald and  Jane   (McClure)    McAllister;   - 
was  his  third  wife. 

(X)       CHARLOTTE      CHAM 
(bom   Nov.    13.    1768I.  daughtei 
fames   and   Katharine    (Hamilt  1 
hers,   married    (first)    Nov.    10.      " 
Israel    Ludlow    (born   at    Lone:   Hill    F 
near  Morristown,    N.   J.,  in    1705 — 
Ludlow   Station.  Ohio.  Jan..    180  4 
Cornelius  Ludlow.     With  his  bride    1 
Ludlow  left  the  residence  of  General  I 
bers,  at  Loudon   Forge,  where   they   were 
married,  on  the  20th  oi  Novenil 
home   at    Ludlow    Station,   now    Cine 
He   was  virtually  the   founder 
which  he  named  in  honor  of  the  here 
Societv  of  the  Revolution.     Lu  " 
the  survey  of  the  town  in  the  . 
17S0.     In  December,  1794,  Colonel  Lu 
surveyed  the  ;>!  t  oi  a  town,  oi  w  I 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN*    COUNTY. 


sole  owner,  adjacent  to  Fort  Hamilton,  and 
in  November,  1795,  in  conjunction  with 
Generals  St.  Clair,  Dayton  and  Wilkinson, 
he  founded  the  town  of  Dayton.  Subse- 
quently he  was  appointed  to  survey  the 
treaty  of  Greenville,  made  by  General 
Wayne  in  1795.  Col.  Israel  and'  Charlotte 
(Chambers)   Ludlow  had  issue: 

1.  James  Chambers    (NVIII). 

2.  Israel  married  Adelia  Stacarn.  of 
Alexandria,  Va.,  and  they  had  issue:  Will- 
iam, Albert  and  Louisa. 

3.  Martha  Catharine  married  Am- 
brose Dudley,  of  Kentucky.  They  had  is- 
sue: Ethelbert  Ludlow,  who  married  Mary 
F.  Scott ;  Louisa,  who  married  J.  A.  D. 
Burrows ;  and  a  daughter,  who  married 
(first)  John  Breckinridge,  and  (second) 
Rev.  John  W.  Cracraft. 

4.  Sarah  Bella  Chambers  married 
(first)  Jeptha  D.  Garrard,  son  of  Gov. 
James  Garrard,  of  Kentucky ;  they  had  is- 
sue: Israel,  George  Wood,  Kenner,  Lewis 
II.  and  Jeptha.  Lewis  H.  Garrard  wrote 
a  monograph  entitled  "Chambersburg  in  the 
Colony  and  the  Revolution."  She  married 
(second)  John  McLean,  Associate  Justice 
of  the  United  States  Supreme  Court. 

Mrs.  Ludlow  married  (second)  Rev. 
David  Riske;  they  had  issue: 

1.  RuHAMAH  married  Butler  Kenner, 
<>f  Louisiana.  They  had  issue:  Charlotte, 
who  married  George  Harding,  of  Philadel- 
phia; and  Mary,  who  married  Horace  Bin- 
ney,  of  Philadelphia. 

2.  Charlotte  married  George  W. 
Jones,  United  States  Senator  from  Iowa. 

3- married    Nelson    Clement, 

of  New  York  city. 

(XI)  RUHAMAH  CHAMBERS 
,u'ni  May  [3,  1771),  daughter  of  Gen. 
James  and  Katharine  (Hamilton)  Chnm- 
l*rs,  married  July  9,    1705.   Dr.    William 


Berwick    Scott,    who   settled   at   Cincinnati ; 
they  had   issue : 

1.  James    Chambers,    born    June    21,. 
1796,  died  Sept.  6,  181 7. 

2.  William  Ludlow  (NIX). 

(XII)  GEORGE  CHAMBERS  (born 
in  Chambersburg,  Feb.  24,  1786 — died 
March  25,  1806),  son  of  Capt.  Benjamin 
and  Sarah  (Brown)  Chambers,  was  edu- 
cated at  the  Chambersburg  Academy  under 
its  founder,  James  Ross,  and  his  successor, 
Rev.  David  Denny,  and  was  graduated  at 
Princeton  College  with  honors  in  1804.  He 
studied  law  with  William  M.  Brown.  Esq., 
in  Chambersburg,  and  with  Judge  Duncan, 
in  Carlisle,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Bar,  Nov.  9.  1S07.  He  practiced 
his  profession  in  Chambersburg,  and  contin- 
ued in  active  practice  until  1S51.  when  he 
retired.  He  was  prominent  in  affairs,  and 
was  recognized  as  the  leading  citizen  of  the 
town  and  county  throughout  bis  long  life. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Chambersburg 
town  council  in  1821,  and  burgess  oi  Cham- 
bersburg, [829-33.  He  was  a  representative 
in  Congress,  1833-37.  being  elected  as  a 
Whig.  He  was  also  a  mcmlier  of  the  Penn- 
sylvania Convention  that  formed  the  C 
tution  of  1838.  In  1851.  Governor  John- 
ston commissioned  him  as  Justice  of  th«  5 
prcme  Court  to  hi!  the  vacancy  caused  by 
the  death  oi  Judge  Burnside.  He  was  nomi- 
nated by  the  Whig  State  Convention  of  the 
same  year  as  a  candidate  for  Justice  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  Pennsylvania,  under  the 
Constitution  of  1831.  which  made  the  office 
elective,  hut  was  defeated  with  the  re>t  oi  the 
Whig  ticket  at  the  ensuing  election.  Mr. 
Chambers  was  always  active  in  business  en- 
terprises, and  in  promoting  the  educal  I 
and  religious  interests  ^i  the  town  ami 
county.  In  1814  he  v  .  -  elei  tetl 
of   ihe  Chambersburg    Turnpike   Company, 


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and  was  afterward  its  president.  In  the  ington,  Pa.  Judge  Chambers  married, 
same  year  he  assisted  in  organizing  the  .March  6,  1810,  Alice  Armstrong  Lyon 
Franklin  County  P.ible  Society,  and  was  one  (born  Sept.  25,  ij.Sr — died  May  10 
of  its  officers  for  many  years.  In  181511c  daughter  of  William  and  Alice  (Arm- 
was  chosen  a  trustee  of  the  Chambersburg  strong)  Lyon.  Mr.  Lyon  was  an  officer  ii 
Academy,  and  was  president  of  the  board  the  French  and  Indian  War.  and  for  many 
for  forty-five  years.  He  was  also  one  of  years  filled  the  court  house  offices  at  Car- 
the  trustees  of  the  Falling  Spring  Presby-  lisle.  His  wife  was  a  daughter  of  Col.  John 
terian  Church  and  president  of  the  board  for  Armstrong.  George  and  Alice  A.  (Lyon) 
many  years  before  his  retirement  in   1864.  Chambers  had  issue: 

He  was  all  his  life  a  student  of  agriculture  1.      Sarah    Anne,   horn   in    1812,  died 

as  a  science.     His  knowledge  of  soils,  and  unmarried.  July  18.   1886. 

of  fertilizers  best  adapted  to  them,  was  ex-  2.     Margaretta,    born    in    1814.    died 

tensive  and  accurate.     At  the  time   of  his  unmarried.  Feb.  21,   1884. 

death  he  was  the  largest  land  owner  in  the  3.     Mary  Lyon,  born   1816 — died  July 

■  county.      His  familiarity  with  the  bounda-  4,  1827. 

ries  of  his   farms,   and  the  variety  of  the  4.     George  (born  Sept.  15.  18  iS — 

timber  trees  growing  upon  them,  was  often  unmarried.  Nov.  30.  1849)  was  admitted  to 

surprising  to   his   tenants.      He  assisted    in  the  Franklin  County  Bar.  in  1839. 
organizing  the  first  agricultural  society   of  5.     Benjamin   iXN). 

Franklin  County,  and  was  at  one  time  its  6.     William  Lyon  (XXI). 

president.     As  a  lawyer  he  was  well  read  in  (XIII)   JOSEPH  CHAMBER-       • 

all   branches  of   the  law,   but   he   especially  at  Chambersburg.  Pa..  Feb.  1 ;.  1799 — died 

excelled  in  his  knowledge  of  the  land  laws  Oct.  6.   1851),  son  of  Capt.  Benjamin  and 

of    Pennsylvania.      His   preparation    of   his  Sarah     (Brown)     Chaml>er-.     receded    his 

cases  was  laborious  and  thorough,  and  he  preparatory  education  at  tlie  ChamlKrshurg 

spared  no   pains   in   the  vindication    in   the  Academy  under  the  Rev.  David  Dennv.  and 

rights  of  his  clients.     His  diction  was  pure  attended    the    college    oi    New     fersev    at 

and  elegant,  his  statement  of  facts  lucid,  his  Princeton,  where  he  was  graduated  a:  N:.s- 

reasoning  severe  and  logical,  and  his  manner  sau  Hall  in  1818,  with  much  distinction.  bc- 

■  earnest   and   impressive.     Judge   Chaml>ers  ing  awarded  the  highest  honors  of  his  class. 
was  an  ardent  friend  of  the  Historical  So-  He     read     law     with    his     brother.    Gt 

•  ciety  of  Pennsylvania.    In  1856  he  published  Chambers,    and     was    graduated    from 

"A    Tribute     to     the     Principles.     Virtues,  celebrated     Law     School     of     fudge 

Habits,     and     Public     Usefulness     of     the  1  from  which  that  brilliant  statesman    I.   C. 

Irish  and  Scotch    Early  Settlers  of   Penn-  Calhoun  oi  South  Carolina  was  grad 

sylvania."      He   also   wrote    an    exhaustive  at    Litchfield.    Conn.,    was   admitted    to   the 

biography     of     Dr.     John     McDowell,     a  Franklin  County   Bar  Aug.   24.    1S21.  and 

native    ot     the    county    and    at    one    time  later  to  practice  before  Courts  of  the 

Provost     of     the     University    oi     Pennsyl-  oi  Allegheny,  and  the  Supreme  Court  of  the 

vania.    the    manuscript    of    which    was    de-  State    oi     Pennsylvania.      After    p: 

stroyed  in  the  burning  of  Chambersburg,  in  his  profession  for  some  time  at  Pitts 

1864.      In    [861    he  received   the  degree  oi  Mr.  Chambers  returned  to  the  place  of  In- 

LL.D   from  Washington  College,  oi  Wash-  nativity,     and     there    continued    to 


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1  J 


until  the  time  of  his  death.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Chambersburg  Town  Council. 
1834-36.  When  Mr.  Chambers  died,  the 
Franklin  County  Bar  held  a  meeting  to  tes- 
tify to  its  respect  for  his  memory.  Judge 
Jeremiah  S.  Black  presided  and  Thomas 
P,.  Kennedy.  Esq.,  was  secretary  of  the 
meeting.  The  adoption  of  the  resolutions 
of  respect  was  moved  by  Frederick  Smith. 
Esq.,  and  was  seconded  by  the  Hon.  James 
X.  McLanahan.  Mr.  Chambers  married 
Sarah  Aston  Madeira  (born  Nov.  25,  1799 
— died  June  26,  1867),  and  they  had  issue: 

1.  Benjamin  J.,  lwrn  Jan.  5,  1832, 
died  June  15,  1833. 

2.  Mary  Aston  (born  Feb.  12.  1835 
— died  in  child-birth,  April  2,  1870)  mar- 
ried June  2.  1866,  Thomas  B.  Wigfall. 

3.  Lucy  married  .  Benjamin  Ross 
George  (XXII). 

4.  Benjamin,  horn  May  5,  1840, 
died  Aug.  21.  1841. 

Sarah  Aston  (Madeira)  Chambers  was 
the  daughter  of  Mary  Aston,  and  the  grand- 
daughter of  Peter  Aston,  whose  grand- 
father accompanied  William  Penn  from 
England.  The  Astons  were  Quakers  and 
settled  near  Philadelphia,  their  country 
home  being  a  part  of  what  is  now  Fair- 
mount  Park.  Mary  Aston  (born  at  Gun 
Powder  Falls,  near  Baltimore.  Md.)  mar- 
ried John  Madeira  at  Downingtown,  Ches- 
ter Comity.  Pa..  April  24,  1786.  and  settled 
in  Chambersburg  in  1704.  Her  mother  was 
Hannah  Jones,  aunt  of  William  Jones. 
Philadelphia,  who  was  secretary  of  the 
Navy  under  President  Madison,  and  Presi- 
dent of  the  Hank  of  United  States.  Phila- 
delphia. The  Madeira  ancestors  came  from 
Portugal,  being  driven  by  religious  perse- 
cution to  Holland,  and  they  are  descendants 
of  Lord  Powers,  of  Holland.  |The  facts 
with  respect  to  the  Aston  and  Madeira 
families  are   taken    from   obituaries    <\{     she 


families    by    Lucy   Chambers   George,   their 
granddaughter.  J 

(XIV)  WILLIAM  ROSS  (born  in 
Guilford  township  in  1789 — died  May  27. 
1832),  son  of  Adam  and  Jane  (Chambers) 
Ross,  was  a  farmer.  He  married  Maria 
Crawford,  daughter  of  John  Crawford;  they 
had  issue : 

1.  Edmund  C.  (born  July  24,  1S12 — 
died  unmarried  Aug.  22.  1889)  went  to 
Baltimore  at  the  age  of  fifteen  years,  and 
entered  the  grocery  stores  of  his  uncles. 
Joseph,  Benjamin  C.  and  Adam  Ross.  He 
subsequently,  in  1846,  began  the  grocery 
business  on  his  own  account  at  No.  15 
West  Baltimore  street,  in  which  he  was 
very  successful.  At  the  time  of  his  death 
his  store  was  the  oldest  of  its  kind  in  Balti- 
more.    He  left  a  large  estate. 

2.  Mary  A.,  born  Jan.  29,  1810.  died 
Jan.  17,  1895. 

3.  Benjamin  C.   (XXIII). 

(XV)  JANE  ROSS  1  .lied  May  8. 
1876),  daughter  of  Adam  and  Jane 
(Chambers)  Ross,  married  Henry  George, 
(born  in  Co.  Derry.  Ireland — died  on  the 
old  Ross  place.  "Ross  Common,"'  in  Guil- 
ford township  June  22,  1874).  who  emi- 
grated to  America  in  t8l6.  He  built  the  com- 
modious family  mansion  on  the  Ross  home- 
place  in   1844.     He  was  a  man  of  p- 

ence     in     the     community,     urbane     in 
manners  and  oi  splendid  bearing.      He  was 
one    oi    the    best     farmers    m   the   county. 
Henry  and  Jane  1  Ross)  tie.  rge  had    ■ 

1.  John  engaged  in  business  in  Balti- 
more in   [853, 

Benjamin  R,  married  Lucy  Cham- 
bers (\x in. 

4.  Rr  ham  ah   R ..  died  unmarried. 

5.  Mary  Jane  died  unmarried,  Jan. 
27.    1904. 

(XVI)  CATHARINE  DUXLOP. 
daughter    oi     \ndrew     ami    Sarah 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(Chambers)  Dunlop,  married  Feb.  13, 
1812,  Casper  Willis  Wever,  son  of  Adam 
VVever,  and  grandson  of  Casper  von  Weber, 
a  native  of  Nuremberg,  Bavaria,  wlio  was 
graduated  at  tbe  University  of  Heidel- 
berg, and  afterward  served  in  the  body 
guard  of  King  Leopold  I.  He  emigrated 
to  Pennsylvania  in  1720  and  settled  near 
Harrisburg.  After  his  settlement  in  Penn- 
sylvania the  family  name  was  changed  to 
Wever.  His  widow  and  family  settled  near 
Leetown,  Berkeley  Co.,  Va.,  in  1780.  Cas- 
per Willis  Wever  was  one  of  the  first  civil 
-engineers  of  the  Baltimore  &  Ohio  Railroad, 
and  settled  about  three  miles  below  Harper's 
Ferry,  at  the  place  called  Weverton.  Cas- 
per W.  and  Catharine  ( Dunlop )  Wever. 
had  nine  children. 

(XVII)  CHARLOTTE  A.  R.  DUN- 
LOP, daughter  of  Andrew  and  Sarah  Bella 
(Chambers)  Dunlap,  married  Nov.  2,  1815, 
Charles  S.  Clarkson,  of  Kentucky ;  they  had 
a  son : 

1.     James  Dunlop. 

(XVIII)  JOSEPHINE  DUNLOP. 
•daughter     of     Andrew     and     Sarah     Bella 

(Chambers)  Dunlop,  married  her  cousin, 
James  Chambers  Ludlow  (born  at  Ludlow 
Station,  Ohio,  in  1798),  son  of  Col.  Israel 
and  Charlotte  (Chambers)  Ludlow.  Al- 
though reared  amidst  the  wilderness  and 
dangers  of  pioneer  life,  he  received  a  superior 
education,  and  became  the  beneficent  genius 
of  his  neighborhood.  He  inherited  a  large 
estate  and  devoted  much  time  and  money 
to  philanthropic  work.  He  was  especially 
active  with  pen  and  purse  in  promoting  the 
anti-slavery  cause.  He  helped  to  found 
the  first  anti-slavery  paper  edited  by  lames 
G.  Birney,  and  later  by  Gamaliel  Bailey. 
He  was  a  very  tall  man — six  feet  three 
inches  in  height — with  a  manly  form,  a 
robust  constitution,  and  a  winning  address. 


James  C.  and  Josephine  (Dunlop)  Ludlow 
had  issue : 

1.  James  Dunlop. 

2.  Benjamin  Chambers  (born  at 
Ludlow  Station,  Cincinnati,  in  1836; 
studied  medicine  and  was  graduated  M.  D. 
at  JefTerson  Medical  College.  Philadelphia. 
In  the  Civil  war.  he  participated  in  many 
important  battles  and  rose  to  the  rank  of 
Brevet  Brigadier-General.  After  the  war 
he  removed  to  Austin,  Tex.  General  Lud- 
low married  in  1S73,  France^  Jones;  they 
had  issue:     Israel  and  Randall. 

3.  Israel  (born  at  Ludlow  Station. 
Cincinnati,  in  1S40 — died  in  1873)  was 
educated  at  Andover,  Mass.,  and  Yellow 
Springs,  Ohio.  With  the  5th  United  States 
Artillery  he  participated  in  the  kittles  of 
Pittsburg  Landing  (Shiloh),  Perryville, 
Dogwalk,  Stone  River  and  Chickarr.auga. 
At  Chickamauga  he  was  wounded  and  taken 
prisoner,  and  confined  in  Libby  Prison. 
After  his  exchange  he  was  in  the  batl 
Cold  Harbor,  and  the  closing  engagements 
around  Petersburg.  When  the  war  was 
over  Captain  Ludlow  studied  law  and  began 
practice  in  Cincinnati,  but  impaired  health 
caused  him  to  remove  to  Texas,  where  he 
established  a  bank.  He  was  a  man  of 
commanding  appearance  and  genial  man- 
ners. 

4.  Sarah      Bella      Dunlop     (born 
April  jo.   1820 — died  Jan.    13,   185.2)    mar- 
ried Nov.  t>.  iS:      -  ■  P.  Chase, 
ernor  of  Ohio.   Secretary  of  the   Tr« 
under  President  Lincoln,  and.  Chief 

of  the  United  States.  She  was  Iris  third 
wife.  They  had  issue:  Janet  Ralston, 
who  married  William  Sprigg  Hoyt,  of  New 
York:  and  Josephine  Ludlow,  who  died  in 
infancy. 

5.  Ruii.vmah  married  Randal!  Hut-.t. 
oi  New  York. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


6.  Charlotte  Chambers  married 
Charles  App  Jones  and  they  had  a  son  Lud- 
low. 

7.  Catharine  married  Lewis  White- 
man. 

(XIX)  WILLIAM  LUDLOW 
SCOTT  (born  May  24,  1798),  son  of" 
William  Berwick  and  Ruhamah  (Cham- 
bers) Scott,  settled  in  Missouri,  where  he 
died.  He  married  (first),  Aug-.  30,  1X38. 
Elizabeth  Rankin,  of  Missouri,  and  they 
had  issue. 

1.  Smith,  horn  Sept.  9,  1839,  mar- 
ried. 

2.  James  C,  torn  May  i,  1841,  mar- 
ried. 

3.  Elvira,  born  July  16,  1842,  mar- 
ried Oct.  26,  1858,  James  D.  Clarkson,  son 
nf  Charles  S.  and  Charlotte  (Dunlop) 
Clarkson;  they  had  issue:  Charlotte,  who, 
married  Alfonso  de  Figueiredo;  Charles  S. 
who  married  Charlotte  M.  Nevin,  and  had 
Lucile  and  Elizal>eth:  and  James  D.,  who 
married  Olive  I.  Smith. 

4.  Nancy,  born  Dec.  29,  1843,  mar- 
ried R.  H.  Writhcrs. 

5.  Mary,  born  July  11,  1845,  mar" 
ried  John  Callias. 

6.  Cynthia,  !>orn  Oct.  22,  1846,  mar- 
ried R.  R.  Rogers. 

"•  Sarah,  born  Dec.  22,  1848,  mar- 
ried F.  T.  Spahr. 

X-  William  1...  born  April  23.  1851, 
married, 

•).  Elizabeth,  born  March  13.  1854, 
married. 

Mr.  Scott  married  (second)  Dec.  30. 
'857.  Adelia  Fisher,  and  they  bad  issue:  Ar- 
I'uir  and  Walter. 

(XX)  BENJAMIN  CHAMBERS 
(born  at  Chambersburg.  July.  1820— died 
\pril  4,  ,895),  sni1  0f  George  and  Alice 
N     (Lyon)    Chambers,  was  educated  at   the 

I  hambersburg   Academe      lie   studied    law 


with  his  father  and  was  admitted  to  the 
Franklin  County  Bar  in  1843.  He  prac- 
ticed his  profession  at  Chambersburg  for 
a  brief  period,  and  it  is  said  that  an  argu- 
ment made  by  him  before  Judge  Black  wis 
pronounced  by  that  eminent  jurist,  the  best 
he  had  ever  heard.  After  his  retirement 
from  the  Bar  he  gave  his  time  to  care  of 
his  estate  and  to  study.  He  sometimes 
contributed  articles  of  local  historical  inter- 
est to  the  newspapers.  He  was  a  man  of 
extensive  reading  and  amiable  pers 
traits.  Mr.  Chambers  married  Eleanor 
Thomas,  of  Maryland.     They  had  issue: 

1.  .  George  was  educated  at  the  Cham- 
bersburg Academy,  anil  was  admitted  to 
the  Franklin  County  Bar,  Aug.  14,  1866.  He 
married  Emily  Bright,  and  they  had  issue: 
Eleanor,  who  married  Findlay  Van  Lear; 
George,  who  married  Rosa  Potts;  and  Ben 
Bright. 

2.  Alice,  born  in  1847.  died  July  1 
1867. 

3.  Mary    married     Chester    Allis,    of 
Birmingham.    Ala.,    and    they     had      - 
Ella,  who  died  in  August.  1898;  and  Ches- 
ter D. 

4.  Benjamin,  born  Jan.  26.  iS;r, 
died  unmarried,  Oct.  311.   1881. 

5.  Annie  married  George  Stump,  of 
Perryville,  Md.,  and  they  have  one  daughter, 
Eleanor  Thomas. 

6.  Km  ma.  |>orn  Aug  o.  1855.  died 
Dec.  29.  1884. 

7.  Oliver,    born    Aug.    r,    1857 
unmarried,  Jan.  20.   iS<k> 

8.  Charles  died  in  infancy,  July  14. 
1863. 

o.     Bertha,  living  at  Perrwille,  Md. 

I  XXI)  WILLIAM  LYON  CHAM- 
BERS (born  Jan.  13.  1S23 — died  April 
20.  1889),  >on  of  George  and  Alice  A. 
I  1  yon)  Chambers,  was  educated  at  the 
t  hamhershurg    Academy.      lie     stud  ; 


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16  BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

! 
Marshall     College,     Mereersburg,     1838-40,  3.      ELLEN  CcLBERTSON    (  born  Dec.    !'. 

and   was  afterward   graduated   at   Yale,    in  1855;    married    Frank     Meliaffey,     son    >  : 

1843.      After    leaving   college    he    returned  Samuel  and   Margaret    (Cassell)    Mehaffey. 

to   his   old    home,    and   upon    his   marriage  He  was   admitted   to   the   Franklin   Coil 

settled  on  a  farm  half-way  Ijetween  Scotland  Car.  Aug.   11.   1873.  and  practiced  hi 

and  Greenvillage,  called  the  Clifton   Farm,  fession  at  Chambersburg.     Frank  and  El!. 

He  left  the  farm  in  1855,  when  he  returned  C.     (Chambers)     Mehaffy    have    one    son: 

to  Chambersburg,  where  he  lived  in  the  fine  William  Chambers. 

old  stone  mansion  in  which  his  great-grand-  4.     Caroline,     born     May     2j,     i860. 

father.  Col.  Benjamin  Chambers  died.      For  died  Dec.  19,  1884. 

a  brief  period  he  was  engaged  in   the  for-  (XXII)      LUCY   CHAMBERS 

warding  and  commission   business   in   part-  June    6,    1838).    daughter    of    Joseph    and 

nership  with   Dr.    Edmund   Culbertson   and  Sarah    A.     1  Madeira)     Chaml>ers.    marred 

Col.  D.  O.  Gehr.      He  was  for.  many  years  Dec.   17.   1872,  Benjamin  R.  George 

president  of  the   National   Bank  of  Cham-  on  "Ross  Common  Farm."  Guilford  tow 

bersburg,  and  was  a  director  of  the  Balti-  ship,   in    1836),   son   of    Henry    and    Jane 

more  &  Cumberland  Valley  Railroad.     For  (Ross)    George,  was  educated  at  a  school 

many  years  he  was  engaged  in  looking  after  at  Fayetteville  and  at  an  academy  in   B 

his    numerous     farms  in    Franklin    county,  more.        After   leaving   school    he  returned 

In  politics  he  was  a  Whig  and  Republican,  home  and  began  farming  on  the  ■  :  '.   R     - 

He  was  active  in  promoting  the  educational  homestead,   "Ross   Common."   in    whi« 

interests  of  the  town  and  county,  and   was  has  continued  ever  since  and  is  one  of  the 

a   trustee  of   Wilson    College    for    Women,  leading  farmers  in  Guilford   township. 

and   of   the   Chambersburg   Academy.     He  politics  he  is  independent  and. 

was  a  member  of  the  Falling  Spring  Pres-  man  and  not  for  the  party,  and  in  r 

bvterian   Church.       Mr.    Chambers   married  a  Presbyterian  and  a  meml>er  of  the  Falling 

Oct.  7,  1847,  Emmaline  Kennedy,  daughter  Spring  Church.   Chambersburg.      Benjamii 

of  James  J.  and   Margaret    (Cowell)    Ken-  R.    and     Lucy     (Chambers)     George    have 

nedy;  they  had  issue.  issue: 

1.  Alice  Lyon  (born  Sept.  9.  1S48 —  1.     Sally      Madeira      married      EiHs 
died  Dec.  9,   1 894)   married  Col.  Theodore  Elmer  Foust  (XXIV). 

McGowan  (died  Dec.  17,  1S01).  son  of  Dr.  2.     Joseph    Chambers   (born   Aug 

Daniel  S.  and  Anna  [Thomson)  McGowan.  1878)    graduated    at    Chambersburg    Acad 

As  a  young  man  Col.  McGowan  taught  in  a  emy,    and.    attended    Princeton    Un 

classical    academy    in    South    Carolina,    and  he  is  now   employed  in  the  aud 

afterward    served    with    distinction    in    the  ment  of  the  Cumberland  Valley  Raili 
Civil   war.     After   the  war   he  studied   law  (XXIII)    BENJAMIN     CH    \  M- 

and  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin  County  BERS  ROSS  1  l>orn  in  G 

Bar,   Jan.   25,    186";   he  practiced   his   pro-  Aug     27.    1826 — died   July    4.      v    " 

fession  in    Chambersburg'.     Theodore    and  ^i  William  and   Maria    (Crawford 

Alice  L.   (Chambers)   McGowan  had  issue:  was    educated    in    the    pul         -       ols.    a 

William  Chambers,  Bessie  and  Annie  T.  while  a  young  man  engaged,  in 

2.  MARGARET  K..  born  May  19,   [850,  his  own  account.      He  «.i<  for  many  year* 
died  Oct.  30,  1899.  a  purchasing  agent  for  the  Holliwell  Paper 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


17 


Mill.     In  his  latter  years  he  lived  in  retire-  who  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  and  settled 

ment    in    Chambersburg,    having    inherited  in   Lycoming  county.      He   married   Rachel 

a  large  estate.     In  politics  he  was  an  ardent  Hofford,  daughter  of  Dr.   Martin  L.   Hof- 

Democrat,  and  reared  in    the    Presbyterian  ford,  and  they  had  four  children :     Joseph, 

faith,  he  was  a  life-long  member  of  the  Fall-  Remandus,  Mary  Elizaljcth  and  Emma  II. 

ing  Spring  Presbyterian  Church.     Mr.  Ross  Mr.  Foust  was  educated  in  the  public  schools 

married  in    1872,  Anna   V'ink,  daughter  of  of    Milton  and   by   a   private   tutor.     After 

Peter  and  Rebecca   (Barbour)    Yink,  of  an  leaving  school  he  served  two  years   in   the 

old  family  in  Cumberland  county,  who  came  offices  of  the  Central  Pennsylvania  Telephone 

from  Baltimore  to  Pennsylvania.  Company,  and  two  years  in  the  offices  of  the 

After  Mr.  Ross's  death,  Mrs.  Ross  and  Philadelphia    and    Reading    Railway    Com- 

her  daughters  built  the  handsome  residence,  party.     In  January,  188S.  he  entered  Lafay- 

at  the  corner  of   Second   and    Washington  ette  College.  Easton,  and  was  graduated  in 

streets,  Chamljersburg,   in  which  they   now  1891.     After    leaving   college    he   came   to 

live.     Benjamin  C.  and  Anna  (Vink)   Ross  Chaml>ersburg  as  assistant  principal  of  the 

had  three  daughters,  all  of  whom  were  edu-  Chambersburg   Academy,   where  he   taught 

cated  at  Wilson  College.  1891-95.     While    engaged    in    teaching    he 

I.-    Winifred  M.  studied  law  with  Irvin  C.  Elder.  Esq..  and 

2.  Jennie  R.  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin  County   Bar 

3.  Alice  Chambers.  at  the  February  term,  1894.     He  has  since 
In    the    death  of    Benjamin    Chamlxrs  been  engaged  in  the  practice  of  his  profes- 

Ross  the  city  lost  an  excellent  citizen,  who  sion  in  Chambersburg.     In    1898  he  added 

upheld  its  laws,  and  who  believed  in  good  the  fire  insurance  business  to  his  law  prac- 

government.     His  memory  is  held  in  loving  tice.  and  is  agent   for  fifteen  fire  insurance 

remembrance   by   his    family    and    a     large  companies.      He  is  a  stockholder  and  direc- 

circle  of  warm  personal  friends.  tor    of    the     Citizens     National     Bank     of 

(XNIV)      SALLY     MADEIRA  Waynesboro,    and    secretary    and    attorney 

C.EORGE       (born       Sqit.       13,       1873),  for  the  board.     He  was  one  of  the  founders 

daughter     of     Benjamin      R.     and      Lucy  of     the     Waynesboro     Printing     Company, 

Chambers    George,    graduated    at    Wilson  publishers  of  the  Herald,  a  daily  and  weekly 

College   189 — .     She     married     June     10,  newspaper  at   Waynesboro,  of  which  he  is 

•897,      Ellis      Elmer      Foust      (born      at  a  stockholder,  director,  secretary  and  trcas- 

Milton,     Northumberland     county,     Nov.  urer.     He  is  also  treasurer  of  the  Waynes- 

3.    1866),    son    of    Henry    Augustus   and  boro  Gas  Light  Company,  and  a  Stockholder 

Mary  Elizabeth  (Yost)  Foust.     His  mother  oi  the   National     Bank    oi    Chambersburg 

was  a  native  of     Lycoming    county.      Ili-^  and  of  the  Chambersburg  Trust  Company. 

paternal  grandfather,   Philip   Henry   Foust  He  was  admitted  to  practice  in  the  Supreme 

was  a   farmer  in    Northumberland  county,  Court  of   Pennsylvania.    March     17.     iS<»<>. 

and  had  the  following  children.      Philip  1 1. ;  and  is  a  member  of  the  Franklin  County  and 

•  ranklin;  Josiah;   Angelina,    who   married  the   Pennsylvania  State    Bar    Assoc 

(first)    Henry   Hause,    (second),    William  In  religion  he  is  a  Presbyterian,  and  a  mem- 

Follmer;  Albine;  William   I!.;  and   Homy  her   and    trustee    of     the     Falling    Spring 

A.      The  maternal  great-grandfather.   Mar-  Church.      Ellis  F.  and  Sallie  M.    (George) 

tin  Luther  Yost,   was  a  native  of   Holland.  Foust  had  issue: 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


i.  Benjamin  George,  horn  May  28, 
1900,  died  Jan.  13,  1902. 

2.  Lucy  Chambers  Foust,  born 
April   21,    1905. 

BARD  FAMILY.  RICHARD  BARD 
(born  Feb.  8,  1736 — died  Feb.,  1799),  son 
of  Archibald  Bard,  or  Beard,  was  the  ances- 
tor of  the  Bard  family  of  Franklin  county. 
Archibald  was  a  son  of  David  and  a  grand- 
son of  William  Baird  or  Beard,  as  the  name 
was  spelled  in  Ireland.  He  came  to  Dela- 
ware previous  to  1740.  and  settled  in  Miln 
Creek  Hundred,  Newcastle  county,  but  in 
1 74 1  he  joined  with  Jeremiah  Lochery. 
John  Witherow  and  James  McGinley  in  the 
purchase  of  5.000  acres  of  land  in  "Car- 
roll's Delight,"  then  supposed  to  be  in 
Frederick  county,  Md.,  but  afterward  found 
to  be  in  what  is  now  Adams  county,  Pa. 
In  1753  Bard  sold  part  of  this  land  to  Wil- 
liam Waugh.  The  rest  of  his  land 
went  to  his  sons  William  and  Richard. 
By  a  deed  dated  Feb.  19,  1765.  he 
conveyed  to  Richard  his  title  to  a 
tract  of  land  containing  121  acres,  known 
as  the  Mill  Place,  on  Middle  Creek. 
in  Hamiltonban  township.  Adams  county, 
then  Y'ork,  and  So  acres  in  "Carroll's 
Delight"  adjoining  the  Mill  Place,  condi- 
tioned for  his  support  during  his  life.  The 
conveyance  was  to  become  void  if  Richard 
failed  to  fulfill  its  conditions.  Richard 
Bard  sold  the  mill  place  to  James  Marshall. 
and  William  sold  his  land  to  Col.  Robert 
McPherson,  for  whom  it  was  surveyed  in 
1765.  The  mill  built  by  Archibald  Bard, 
the  successor  of  which  is  still  standing, 
was  probably  the  first  mill  on  the  Marsh 
Creek  Settlement. 

Richard  Hard  was  brought  up  on  "Car- 
roll's Delight."  near  Fairfield,  Adams 
county,  and  after  his  marriage  lived  at 
Bard's  Mill,  built  by  his  father.      Ow  April 


'3-  '758,  bis  house  was  attacked  by  a  partv 
of  nineteen    Indians.     There    were    in     the 
hoijy^  at  the  time  of  the  attack  Mr.   Bar   . 
his  wife  and  child;  Thomas  Potter,  a 
who  had  come  on  a  visit  the  evening  be 
Hannah   McBride.   a   little  girl:  and   Fred- 
erick Ferrick.  a  bound  boy.     The  savage- 
were  discovered  by  Hannah  McBride, 
was  at  the  door.     The  girl's  warning  can- 
too  late  to  prevent  a  rush  into  the  house 
One  Indian  directed  a  blow  at  Potter 
a   cutlass,   but    Potter   wrested    the   weapon 
from  his  hand.     Potter  attempted  to  strike 
down   the  Indian  with  the  cutlass,   but   the 
point   struck   the  ceiling,   which  turned   the 
sword  so  as  only  to  cut  the  Indian's  hand 
In  the  meantime  Bard  seized  a  hur<e-mar.'- 
pistol,  that  hung  on  a  nail,  and  snapped  :t 
at  the  breast  of  one  of  the  Indians,  but  I 
was  tow  in  the  pan  and  it  did  not  g 
Seeing  the  pistol  the  Indians  ran  out  of  tl 
house,  and  the  door  was  closed,  but  there 
was  no  hope  for  the  little  garrison.  The 
of  the  house  was  thatched  and  could  easily 
be  fired.     There  was   plenty  of  mill    w     - 
near  at    hand   that   could   l>e   piled   aga      • 
the  house  to  put   it   in   blaze.     The  suop'v 
oi  powder  and  lead  at  hand  was  exceedine'v 
meagre.     The   numl>er  oi    Indians   was    - 
great    so   as    to    make    the   contest    a    very 
unequal    one.      These    conditions 
the  beleaguered  inmates  to  surrender  on  a 
promise   that    their   lives   should    be    P] 
After  the  surrender  the  house  was  pillage-! 
and   the  mill   burned.     Two    men      S 
Hunter  and   Daniel   McMammy.  who  were 
working  in  a  field  nearby,  and  a  lad.  Wil- 
liam  White,   who   was  on    his   way   I 
mill,  were  added  to  the  party  1 

The    Indians    that    captured     the     Bar  ; 
family     were     Delaware* — savages    • 
most  degraded  ty|»e.     For  many   ■ 
had  lieen  held  in  subjection  by  the 
by    whom    they    were    spurned    as 


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It  was  only  two  years  before  that  they  had 
dared  to  remove  the  petticoat  and  declare 
themselves  men.  They  were  as  treacher- 
ous as  they  were  cruel,  and  all  the  more 
bloodthirsty  because  they  had  been  so  long- 
debarred  from  killing.  In  the  murder  of 
their  prisoners  they  were,  perhaps,  not  dif- 
ferent from  other  Indians,  but  the  killing-  of 
infants  before  the  eyes  of  their  mothers 
seems  to  have  been  a  special  attribute  of 
Delaware  ferocity.  The  war  parties  that 
desolated  the  Conococheague  Valley  were 
especially  addicted  to  the  practice,  and  the 
band  of  savages  that  pushed  across  the  Blue 
Ridge  and  captured  the  Bard  family  com- 
prised some  of  the  most  debased  warriors 
of  a  debased  nation.  In  spite  of  their  prom- 
ises to  their  captives  they  had  only  gone  a 
short  distance  towards  the  mountain  from 
the  dismantled  home  and  burning  mill  when 
they  killed  Thomas  Potter.  On  the  South 
Mountain,  three  or  four  miles  from  the  mill. 
one  of  the  Indians  sunk  the  spear  of  a 
tomahawk  in  the  child's  breast,  and  after 
repeated  blows  scalped  it.  In  a  quaint  bal- 
lad, written  by  Richard  Bard  and  preserved 
by  his  descendants,  there  is  this  description 
of  the  inhuman  murder  of  the  infant : 

"Out  of  my  arms  my  child  they  took, 

As  we  along  did  go. 
And  to  the  helpless  bal>e  they  did 

Their  cruel  malice  show. 

"Both   head   and   heart   the   tomahawk 
pierced, 

In  order  him  to  slay. 
And  then  they  robbed  him  of  his  clothes 

And  brought  his  scalp  away." 

I  he  Indians  who  made  the  foray  upon 
Hard  s  mill  moved  with  their  prisoners 
over  the  South  Mountain,  and  a  careful 
investigation  of   all   the   contemporary   evi- 


dence indicates  that  they  emerged  into  the 
Cumberland  Valley  at  Mt.  Alto  gap.  Their 
subsequent  course  brought  them  not  far 
from  the  head  of  Falling  Spring.  They 
kept  well  to  the  right  of  Fort  Chambers 
and  passed  the  house  of  Albert  Torrence, 
which  was  in  Greene  township,  near  the 
present  village  of  Scotland.  Torrence  ap- 
peared in  his  doorway  and  was  fired  upon 
by  one  of  the  Indians,  but  fortunately  was 
not  hit.  Passing  Rocky  Spring,  evening 
found  them  near  the  site  of  McCord's  Fort, 
on  the  Bossart  farm,  in  Letterkenny  town- 
ship, and  they  encamped  in  the  gap.  a 
short  distance  from  the  fort.  The  next 
day  they  entered  Path  Valley,  but  finding  a 
party  of  settlers  in  pursuit  of  them  they 
hurried  to  the  top  of  Tuscarora  Mountain, 
threatening  to  tomahawk  their  prisoners  it 
attacked.  On  the  top  of  the  mountain  they 
stopped  to  rest,  and  Bard  and  Hunter  sat 
down  side  by  side.  Without  any  previous 
warning  an  Indian  sunk  a  tomahawk  into 
Hunter's  head,  and  after  repeated  blows 
killed  and  scalped  him.  This  was  the  third 
murder  after  the  capture.  The  party  did 
not  tarn-  long  on  the  Tuscarora  Mountain 
after  the  murder  of  Hunter,  and  that  night 
encamped  a  few  miles  north  of  Sideling  Hill. 
On  the  third  day  they  passed  through 
Blair's  Gap.  On  this  day  half  of  Bard's 
face  was  painted  red.  showing  that  a  conned 
had  been  held,  and  that  his  captors  were 
equally  divided  on  the  question  of  putting 
him  to  death.  The  march  westward  was 
continued,  and  on  the  fifth  day  Stoney 
Creek,  in  the  Alleghenies.  was  reached. 
While  crossing  the  creek  Bard's  hat.  which 
bad  been  appropriated  by  the  savage  that 
hail  him  in  charge,  was  blown  from  the 
Indian's  head,  and  the  Indian  went  some  dis- 
tance down  the  stream  to  recover  it.  When 
he  returned  Bard  was  across  the  stream. 
This  incensed  the  Indian,  who  at  once  began 


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to  beat  the  prisoner  with  his  gun,  nearly  (lis-  thence  to  Fort  Duquesne.    They  remained 

abling    Bard    from    traveling    any    farther,  the  fort  only  one  night,  and  then   went   i 

Because  of  his  disabled  condition,  and  of  al-  an  Indian  village  about  twenty  miles  d< 

most  certain  death  in  the  future,  Bard  then  the   Ohio,    where   Mrs.    Bard    was    sever*.; 

determined  to  try  to  make  his  escape  at  the  beaten  by  the  squaws.     From  this  pi 

first  opportunity.  took  their   prisoners  to   "Cususkey," — K  ... 

Mrs.  Bard  had  been  kept  separated  from  kaskunk — on  the  Beaver.     This  was  I  . 
her   husband    during   the    whole    rive    days'  hickan's  town.      Here  McManimv   wis   ■ 
journey.     That  evening,  however,  they  were  to  death  after  !>eing  horribly  torture 
permitted  to  assist  each  other  in  plucking  a  two  boys  and   the  girl.    Hannah    McBri  !i 
turkey.    This  afforded  him  a  chance  to  com-  were  detained  here,  but  Mrs.  Bard  was  str.t 
municate  his  design  to  his  wife,  and,  as  it  to  another  town-to  Ijecnme  an  adopted  re- 
turned out,   she  was  able  to  assist   him   in  lation  in  an  Indian   family,  and  never   - 
getting  away   unobserved.      A    favorite   di-  her   fellow   captives  again   until    they   were 
vertisement  of  the  Indians  in  camp  was  to  liberated.     In  every  town  she  entered  Mrs. 
dress  some  of  their  number  in  the  clothes  of  Bard  was  unmercifully  l>eaten  by  the  - 
their  female  captives.     On  this  evening  one  and  even  after  she  was  taken  into  the  course! 
of  the  captors  was  amusing  the  others  by  house  for  adoption,  two  Indian  women  en- 
dressing    himself    in    Mrs.     Bard's    gown,  tered  and   struck   her.      It   was  contrary  to 
While  this  amusement  was  in  progress,  Mr.  usage   to   strike  a   prisoner   in    the   c 
Bard  was  sent  to  the  spring  near  the  encamp-  house,   and   the   warriors    were  angi 
ment   for  water.     Just   as   he   reached   the  these  acts  of  the  squaws.     After  the  w<  men 
spring  Mrs.  Bard  began  to  take  part  in  the  had  been  rebuked  for  their  disorderly  coi  - 
fun,  and  succeeded  in  concentrating  the  at-  duct,  a  chief  took  Mrs.  Bard  by  the  hai 
tention  of  the  Indians  upon  the  gown  so  com-  delivered  her  to  two  men  to  take  t!  ( 
pletely  that  they  forgot  all  about  their  pris-  of  a  deceased  sister.     She  had  not  been  w.th 
oner.    These  precious  moments  were  utilized  her  new  relations  a  month,  when  thev  ■'. 
by  Richard  Bard  in  getting  into  the  brush,  termined  to  go  to  the  headwaters  of  tl 
Presently   a   cry    was    raised    from   another  quehanna.    This  was  a  painful  jour: 
fire,  "Your  nvm  is  gone!"    A  dash  was  made  woman  in  her  condition.     She  had 
toward  the  spring,  and  one  of  the  Indians,  recovered   from   the   fatigue   from  ;'■■ 
picking  up  the  can  in  which  Bard  was  to  have  march  over  the  mountains  that  I 
brought  the  water,  cried  out,  "Here  is  the  capture,  and  was  still  suffering  from  die  ex- 
quart,  but  no  man!"     A  search  for  the  es-  traordinary  strain   to  which   she  had  1 
caped  prisoner  was  at  once  begun,  but  al-  subjected.    Her  feet  were  sore  and  her  li 
though  it  was  continued  for  two  days  it  was  swollen.      Fortunately    for   her.   one  <^i   h 
unsuccessful.    The  spring  from  which  Rich-  adopted  brothers   gave  her  a  hors< 
■ard  Bard  escaped  is  still  pointed  out  on  the  enabled  her  to  start  with  comparati 
farm  of  John  McGee,  about  a  mile  west  of  fort,  but  one  of  the  pack  horses 
Homer  City,  in  Indiana  county.  was  compelled  to  give  hers  to  fill  his 

When  the  fruitless  search  for  Bard  was  Upon  arriving  at  their  destination,  havin? 

abandoned,  the  Indians  resumed  the  march  traveled  in  all  nearly  five  hundred  m 

with    their    prisoners.      They    went    down  was  overcome  with  a  seven 

Stoucv   Creek  to   the   Allegheny   river,   and  the  result  of   fatigue 


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For  two  months  she  lay  ill  without  much 
prospect  of  recovery.  She  had  no  com- 
panion in  whom  she  could  confide,  or  who 
could  sympathize  with  her  in  her  distress. 
The  cold  earth  in  a  miserable  cabin  was  her 
bed,  a  blanket  her  only  covering,  and  boiled 
corn  her  only  food.  She  thought  herself  on 
the  verge  of  dissolution  :  hut  in  spite  of  dis- 
couragement and  suffering  she  recovered, 
and  l>egan  to  look  forward  with  hope  and 
longing  to  her  rescue  from  captivity. 

Richard  Bard,  after  his  escape,  managed 
to  elude  his  pursuers  by  concealing  himself 
in  a  hollow  log.  The  tradition  is  that  his 
place  of  concealment  was  McKonkey's  Cliff. 
at  the  bridge  helow  Homer.  When  the  In- 
dians, who  were  in  search  of  him.  had  gone 
by,  and  were  out  of  hearing  he  resumed  his 
flight  in  a  different  direction.  His  situation 
was  perilous,  and  because  of  his  condition 
he  made  his  way  with  difficulty.  Soon  after 
beginning  his  return  journey  he  came  to  a 
mountain  four  miles  across,  overgrown  with 
laurel  and  covered  with  snow.  He  was  al- 
most exhausted  and  was  without  food,  ex- 
cept a  few  buds  picked  from  the  trees  as  he 
went  along.  His  shoes  were  worn  out.  The 
country  was  very  rough,  and  in  many  places 
the  ground  was  covered  with  poisonous 
hriars,  which  lacerated  his  feet  and  poisoned 
his  wounds.  His  feet  and  legs  became 
swollen,  and  in  his  weak  condition,  impeded 
a-*  he  was  by  the  snow  on  the  leaves  of  the 
laurel,  he  was  rendered  unable  to  walk,  and 
Was  compelled  to  creep  on  his  hands  and 
knees  under  the  branches.  Besides,  he  feared 
that  the  Indians  might  still  he  in  pursuit  oi 
him,  and  would  be  able  to  find  his  tracks  in 
'he  snow.  In  spite  of  the  danger  of  discov- 
ery, it  became  imperative  that  he  should  lie 
by  until  his  feet  healed  sufficiently  to  enable 
him  to  walk.  On  the  fifth  day  after  his 
escape,  as  he  was  creeping  along  o\\  his  hand-: 
•'md  knees  in'  search  oi   buds   and    herbs    to 


appease  his  hunger,  he  found  a  rattlesnake, 
which  he  killed  and  ate  raw.  In  the  ballad 
quoted  l>elow  he  gave  a  description  of  these 
five  days  of  starvation  and  suffering  in  the 
wilderness : 

"Though  I'm  not  able  now  to  walk. 

I  creep  upon  my  knees ; 
To  gather  herbs  that   I  may  eat. 

My  stomach  to  appease. 

"A  rattlesnake,  both  flesh  and  bone. 

All  but  the  head  I  eat : 
And  though  'twas  raw.  it  seemed  to  me 

Exceeding  pleasant  meat." 

By  using  a  thorn  as  a  needle  Bard  was 
able  to  puncture  the  festering  wounds  in  his 
feet,  and  thus  allay  the  swelling.  Then,  tear- 
ing up  his  breeches,  he  liound  up  his  feet  as 
well  as  he  couid,  ami  in  this  forlorn  condi- 
tion he  resumed  his  journey,  limping  along 
with  great  pain.  He  had  no  alternative  ex- 
cept to  die  where  he  was.  His  condition  at 
this  time  is  illustrated  by  a  delusion  that 
was  the  result  of  the  excitable  state  oi  his 
nerves.  Soon  after  resuming  his  journey  he 
was  startled  by  the  sound  of  a  drum.  He 
called  as  loud  as  he  could,  but  there  was  no 
answer.  His  imagination  had  played  him  a 
trick.  Just  before,  dark  on  the  eighth  day 
after  his  escape,  Mr.  Bard  came  to  the 
Juniata.  His  only  way  oi  crossing  the 
stream  was  by  wading  it.  which,  becaus 
his  lameness,  was  accomplished  with  great 
difficulty.  The  night  was  very  col 
dark,  his  clothes  were  wet,  and  in  ' 
numbed  condition  lie  was  afraid  to  he  down 
lest  he  perish.  Wearied  and  lame  a<  hi  ; 
he  determined  to  pursue  his  journey,  but  dur- 
ing the  night  he  was  attracted  by  a  fire,  ap- 
parently abandoned  the  day  before,  probably 
by  a  party  of  settlers  who  were  in  pursuit  of 
the  savages.     Here  he  remained  until  morn- 


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ing,  when  he  discovered  a  path  leading  in  journeys  in  quest  of  information  concern:! 
the  direction  of  the  settlements.     Besides  a  her.     In  the  autumn  of  1758,  after  the  ca| 
few  buds  and  berries  his  food  up  to  this  time  ture  of  Fort  Duquesne  by  the  expedition  u: 
had  consisted  only  of  rattlesnakes,  of  which,  der  Gen.  Forbes,  he  went  to  Fort  Fitt.  ; 
altogether,      he      had      killed      and      eaten  the  fortress  was  called  after  its  capture,  a: 
four.     Although    the  first    one    was    "ex-  he  was  there  at  the  time  of  Forbes'  ti 
ceeding    pleasant    meat,"    one    is    tempted  with  the   Indians.      In   the   Indian  encamp- 
to     believe     that     this     unusual     diet     was  ment,  on  the  opposite  side  of  the  river,  were 
beginning    to    pall    upon    him.     Fortunate-  a  number  of  the  Delawares  who  had  bee; 
ly,  he  was  nearing  the  end  of  his  journey,  but  concerned  in  his  capture.    To  these  he  made- 
he  was  destined,  however,  to  undergo  one  himself  known,  but  they  first  pretended  rn  t 
more  alarm  before  he   reached   a   place  of  to  remember  him,  finally  admitting,  however, 
safety.     At  a  turn  in  the  path,  in  the  after-  that  they  were  among  his  captors.   They  said 
noon,  he  suddenly  found  himself  face  to  face  they   knew   nothing  of   his   wife,    but   they 
with   three   Indians.     They   proved   to   be  promised  to  give  him  some  information  upon 
friendly,  and  conducted  him  to  Fort  Lyttle-  his  return  the  next  day.     Bard  was  followed 
ton,  which  he  reached  on  the  ninth  day  after  to  the  fort  by  a  young  man.  who  had  bee:: 
his  escape.     These  Indians  were  Cherokees,  taken  by  the  Indians  when  a  child,  by  whom 
who  had  come  from  Virginia  to  assist  in  the  he  was  advised  not  to  return  to  '.lie  camp,  as 
defense  of  the  frontier  of  Pennsylvania  and  his  captors  had  determined  to  kill  him  for 
Maryland.      At    Fort    Lyttleton    Bard    was  making  his  escape  if  he  returned.     H 
among  friends,  and  there  he  remained  until  the  hint  and  did  not  go  back, 
he  had  sufficiently  recovered   from   the   fa-  At  a  later  period  Mr.  Bard  made  a  • 
tigue   and   exposure   of    his   captivity    and  ond  journey  to  Fort  Pitt,  going  with  a  con- 
escape  to  be  able  to   resume  his   journey,  voy  of  wagons  as  far  as  Fort  Bedford.  There 
After   his    return    the    contemporary    news-  he  induced  the  commanding  officer  to  secure 
papers  reported   him   as   ill  at   his    father's,  the  consent  of  the   famous   Captain   White 
near     Marsh     Creek.       "Richard     Beard."  Eyes  to  accompany  him  to  Pittsburgh.  White 
George  Stevenson,  Esq.,  of  York,  wrote  to  Eyes  subsequently  was  the  s:l 
Secretary  Peters.   May   7,    1758,  "who  was  of  the  Moravian  missionaries,  but  h  -  h 
captivated    last    month    from    Marsh    Creek  ment   of   Bard   shows  that  at   this   I 
is  returned,  having  made  his  escape  some-  was  a   wily  and   treacherous   savage.      He 
where  among  the  Allegheny  Hills,     lie  was  consented   readily   enough    I      conduct    Mr 
not  got  so  far  as  his   father's,   near  Marsh  Bard  to  Fort  Pitt,  but  the  party  h ...      g 
Creek,  last  Thursday  evening;  he  has  been  only  a   few  miles   when  one  of  the  Indians 
so  much  beat  and  abused  by  Tedyiscung's  turned  off  the  road  and  brought  w 
friend  Indians  that  his  life  is  despaired  oi."  that  had  been  taken  that  morning  from  the 
He  had  so  far  recovered.  May  12,  175S.  that  head  oi  one  of  the  wagoner-.     Further  on 
he  was  able  t<>  make  an  affidavit  before  Mr.  some    of    the     Indians     again     turned    en 
Stevenson  reciting  the  story  of  the  abduction  the     ro.nl     and     brought     in     a     number 
and  murders.  of    horses    and    a    keg    of    whisky.      The 
With    his    wife    in    captivity    Mr.    Bard  Indians    then    began  some 
could   nr.t    remain  quietly   at   home,   hut   dc-  of    them    became    very    drunk.      The    "first 
voted  most  of  his  time  to  long  and  dangerous  war   captain   of   the   Delawares," 


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kiel  calls  White  Eyes,  was  soon  under  the  that  if  he  got  them  among  the  whites  he 
influence  of  the  liquor,  and  the  natural  would  refuse  to  pay  them.  To  allay  their 
fcrocitv  of  the  savage  became  predominant,  suspicions  he  told  them  to  keep  him  as  a 
He  told  Bard  that  as  he  had  before  escaped  hostage,  while  they  sent  Mrs.  Bard  into  the 
from  his  Delaware  captors  he  would  shout  town  with  an  order  for  tire  money.  This  put 
him  then,  and  raised  his  gun  to  take  aim.  the  savages  in  a  good  humor,  and  they  con- 
Bard  stepped  behind  a  tree  and  kept  stepping  sented  to  enter  the  town  with  Bard  and  his 
round  it  while  White  Eyes  followed.  This  wife,  where  the  ransom  was  paid,  and  she 
afforded  much  amusement  to  the  Indians  un-  was  released  after  a  captivity  of  two  years 
til  a  young  man  twisted  the  gun  out  of  the  and  five  months. 

chief's  hand  and  hid  it  under  a  log.  White  After  the  return  of  his  wife  from  cap- 
Eyes  then  attacked  Bard  with  a  large  sticK,  tivity  Richard  Bard  purchased  a  plantation 
giving  him  a  blow  on  the  arm  that  blackened  near  what  is  now  the  village  of  Williamson, 
it  for  weeks.  During  the  attack  an  Indian  on  the  East  Conococheague.  where  he  was 
belonging  to  another  nation,  who  had  been  visited  by  one  of  Mrs.  Bard's  brothers  by 
sent  on  an  express  to  Bedford,  came  by.  Indian  adoption,  to  whom  he  had  given  an 
White  Eyes  asked  him  for  his  gun  to  shoot  invitation  when  he  was  at  Sunbury  to  secure 
Bard,  but  the  Indian  refused,  as  the  killing  her  release.  One  day  the  Indian  went  to  a 
would  bring  on  another  war.  These  experi-  tavern,  known  as  McCormack's,  where  lie 
ences  determined  Bard  to  make  his  escape  became  slightly  intoxicated.  While  in  this 
from  his  escort,  and  mounting  his  horse  he  condition  one  of  the  notorious  Nugent  broth- 
took  to  the  road,  expecting  every  minute  to  ers,  of  the  family  of  Conococheague  outlaws, 
receive  a  ball  in  the  back.  Fearing  pursuit,  attempted  to  cut  his  throat.  Nugent  stuck 
he  rode  as  fast  as  his  horse  could  go,  and  a  knife  into  the  Indian's  neck,  but  partly 
after  traveling  all  night  got  to  Pittsburgh  in  missed  his  aim  and  only  succeeded  in  cutting 
the  morning.  the  forepart  of  the  windpipe.     The 

At  Pittsburgh  Mr.  Bard  found  an  oppor-  was  cared  for  at  Mr.  Bard's  house  until  he 

tunity  to  write  to  his  wife  that  if  her  adopted  recovered,  but  he  was  afterward  put  to  death 

friends  would  bring  her   in   he   would  pay  by   his   tribe   on   the   pretense   that    he   had 

them   forty  pounds.     To  this   letter  he  re-  joined  the  white  people. 

ceived  no  answer,  and  after  an  unsuccessful  Mr.  Bard  served  in  Capt.  Joseph  Culbert- 
attempt  to  induce  an  Indian  to  steal  her  away  son's  marching  company  under  the  call  of 
for  a  reward,  he  determined  to  undertake  the  July  28,  1777.  in  the  campaign  aroun 
dangerous  mission  himself  and  to  bring  her  delphia,  and  afterward  in  the  ranging 
•u   all    hazards,      lie   accordingly    went    to  pany  of  Capt.  Walter  McKinnie  on  the  west- 
Shamokin  (Sunbury)  on  the  Susquehanna,  em   border.      He  never  held   any   •            : 
and  thence  to  the  Big  Cherry  Trees,  where  office  except  that  <>i  Justice  of  the  Peace  for 
he  started  along  an  Indian  path  that  he  knew  Peters  township,  at  the  tune  when  the  jus- 
led  to  the  place  of  his  wife's  abode.     He  had  tices  were  the  judges  of  the  county  courts, 
not  gone  far  when  he  met  a  party  oi  Indians  His  commission  was  dated  March  1 5 
who  were  bringing  her  in.     Bard  told  the  He  was,  however,  a  member  of  the  I 
Itnli.-ms  that  he  would  pay  the  forty  pounds  vania  Convention  <>i  17S7.  to  which  the  Con- 
he  had  promised  by  letter  when  they  reached  stitution  framed  by  the  Federal  Convention 
Sunbury.  but  they  were  suspicious  and  said  was  submitted.     He  was  an  Anti-Federalist, 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF   FRANKLIN"    COUNTY. 


and  refused  to  sign  the  ratification.  Subse- 
quently he  was  a  delegate  to  the  Harrishurg 
Convention  of  1788  in  opposition  to  the 
Federal  Constitution.  Mr.  Bard's  colleague 
in  the  Convention  of  1787  was  Col.  John  Al- 
lison, who  was  an  ardent  Federalist,  and  sec- 
onded the  motion  to  ratify,  made  by  Thomas 
McKean.  His  opposition  to  the  Federal 
Constitution,  l>efore  and  after  its  ratification, 
had  a  disastrous  effect  upon  his  political  for- 
tunes, and  during  the  next  ten  years  he  was 
sometimes  virulently  assailed  in  the  Franklin 
Repository,  the  Federalist  organ  in  the 
county.  In  1798  he  made  a  spirited  reply  to 
some  strictures  of  Robert  Harper,  the  pub- 
lisher of  the  Repository,  in  a  letter  printed  in 
the  Farmers'  Register,  the  first  Republican 
newspaper  published  in  Chambersburg.  "I 
do  hereby,"  he  said,  "in  this  public  manner, 
call  upon  you  to  employ  every  resource,  to 
put  in  practice  every  artifice,  and  to  summons 
and  to  arouse  up  all  your  delil>erative  and 
inventive  powers,  in  order  to  prove,  if  you 
can,  the  charge  to  be  true." 

Mr.  Bard  was  the  owner  of  considerable 
real  estate  in  Franklin  county,  besides  his 
plantation  in  Peters  township.  There  is  a 
tradition  among  the  Bards  of  Bardstown  that 
he  went  to  Kentucky  at  a  very  early  period 
with  his  brother  William,  and  built  a  cabin 
that  entitled  him  to  a  thousand  acres  of  land 
near  Danville.  Early  land  entries  in  Ken- 
tucky prove  this,  ami  entries  copied  by  Col- 
onel Durrett,  of  Louisville,  and  deeds  and 
other  instruments  of  writing  <>n  record  in 
Nelson  county,  Kentucky,  show*  his  owner 
ship  of  land  adjacent  to  Bardstown,  [780-88. 
An  important  part  oi  bis  personal  estate  at 
his  death  was  his  four  slaves,  valued  at  £180. 

Mr.  Bard  married,  in  '7;'>,  Catherine 
Poe  (born  in  1737 — died  Aug.  31.  l8ll), 
daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mary  (  Potter) 
Poe,  early  settlers  on  the  Conococheague, 
near  Williamson.     She  was  a  sister  of  Capt. 


James  Poe,  a  Revolutionary  officer.     Richard 
and  Catharine  Bard  had  issue: 

1.  John,  born  Sept.  27.  1757,  killed 
by  Indians,  April   13,  1758. 

2.  Isaac    (born    Feb.    8.     1702 — died 
July  28.  1806)  married  April  30.  [789 
McDowell   (born  Feb.   13.   1771 — died  Jan. 
27,.    1847),   daughter   of   James    and 
(Smith)    McDowell.      They   had   no   issue. 
His  widow  married  Col.  John  Findlay. 

3.  Mary  married  Jame<  Dunlap  (II). 

4.  Archibald  (III  ». 

5.  Olivia  married  James  Frwin  (IV). 

6.  Thomas  (  Y  ). 

7.  William,  born  March  25,  177', 
died  young. 

8.  Elizabeth  married  Tames  McKlr.- 
nie  (VI). 

9.  Marcaret.  bom  Oct.  21.  1774.  died 
unmarried,  June  21.  1805. 

10.  Catharine  married  Stephen  Mc- 
Farland  (VII). 

11.  Martha  (born  Nov.  12.  1778 — 
died  in  1813)  married  William  Wilson,  a 
native  of  Peters  township:  and  they  had 
issue:    John  and  Martha  Bard. 

(in    MARY    BARD    (bom    Aug.    25, 
1763 — died    in    Clermont    county.    I  > 
daughter  oi  Richard  and  Catharine 
Bard,  married  James  Dunlap  |  died  April  io. 
[806),  son  oi  Joseph  Dunlap,  a  fan 
Peters  township,  and  they  bad  issue: 

1.     James  engaged  in  business  in  Cin- 
cinnati with  his  uncle  Stephen   McF. 
He  married    (first),   Nov.    17.    1807,   Mar- 
garet Dunlap  (died  Aug..  1808),  and     - 
ond).  Nov.  1.  1817.  Jane  McDowell. 
ter  of    Robert    McDowell       By   Irs    - 
marriage  he  had   i<sue:     James.    Eliza  • 
Robert.       Richard.      John       Williams, 
seph    Erwin,    Margaret    Jane    and    Archi- 
bald Bard. 

John  married  Eliralvtb .v-d 

removed  to  Clermont  c 


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3.  Richard,  born  in  1785,  died  un- 
married, at  LeClaire,  Iowa,  in  1863. 

4.  Joseph  went  to  Clermont  county, 
Ohio. 

5.  Mary  Poe  married  James  McDowell 
(McDowell  Family). 

6.  Elizabeth  Bard  married  Richard 
Bard  (VIII). 

(Ill)  ARCHIBALD  BARD  (bom 
June  27,  1765 — died  Oct.  18,  1832),  son  of 
Richard  and  Catherine  (Poe)  Bard,  was  a 
prominent  citizen  of  Peters  township,  and 
for  twenty-one  years  was  an  Associate  Judge 
of  Franklin  county.  He  held  this  office  con- 
tinuously from  his  first  appointment,  April 
2.  181 1,  until  his  death,  serving  under  five 
successive  President  Judges  as  follows : 
James  Hamilton,  1811-19:  Charles  Smith. 
1819-20;  John  Reed.  1820-24;  John  Tod. 
1824-27;  and  Alexander  Thomson,  1827-32. 
After  he  had  been  on  the  Bench  six  years 
Judge  Bard  was  ambitious  to  succeed  Gen. 
John  Rea  in  Congress,  according  to  a  letter 
printed  in  the  Philadelphia  Aurora,  May  28. 
1817. 

"It  may  be  proper  here  to  mention,"  says 
the  writer,  "that  we  have  in  this  county,  as 
well  as  some  others,  that  kind  of  aristocracy 
which  is  called  family  interest,  in  which  the 
public  is  sacrificed  to  family  combinations. 
1  his  county  is  divided  into  several  connex- 
ions of  this  kind,  instead  of  parties.  These 
^re  the  Reas.  the  Maclays.  the  Bards,  the 
Findlays,  and  several  others,  none  of  them 
powerful  enough  alone,  others  not  of  suffi- 
cient consequence  to  be  noticed.  In  the  first 
instance  General  Rea  went  to  Congress,  but 
Judge  Bard  began  to  think  that  he  would 
'""k  quite  as  well  there  as  the  General.  At 
fne  of  their  delegate  meetings  Bard  was 
I'rought  forward  by  General  Waddle,  but  our 
delegates  and  those  from  Bedford  would  not 
(""''sent  to  it,  so  he  fell  through,  and  seeing 
his  connexions  were  too  weak  of  themselves. 


he  formed  a  league  with  the  Maclays  and 
finally  ousted  Rea;  ludicrous  to  tell.  William 
Maclay  was  taken  up  instead  of  Bard, 
and  he  is  still  obliged  to  stick  to  the 
judgeship." 

Judge  Bard  was  concerned  in  the  settle- 
ment of  many  estates,  and  was  held  in  much 
esteem  by  his  neighbors  as  an  adviser.  He 
came  to  Chambersburg  to  a  meeting  of  the 
return  judges  on  the  12th  of  October,  the 
day  of  the  cholera  outbreak  of  1832.  took  the 
infection  and  was  one  of  the  victims  of  the 
epidemic.  He  married  Elizabeth  Beany 
(born  Jan.  17,  1771 — died  Jan.  9.  1852). 
only  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Beatty. 
They  had  issue : 

1.  Richard  (born  July  5.  1800 — died 
unmarried,  Jan.  26.  1831)  was  graduated  at 
Princeton.  He  studied  law  in  Chambers- 
burg, and  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Bar  at  the  August  term,  1823.  He 
removed  to  Washington  county,  whence  his 
father  and  mother  brought  back  his  body  in 
a  sleigh  for  interment  in  the  old  Church-hill 
graveyard. 

2.  Maria  (  born  in  1801 — died  Oct.  24. 
1830)  married  Adam  McKinnie.  Sheriff  of 
Franklin  county,  1844-0.  They  had  one  son, 
Bard. 

3.  Catharine  (Kirn  in  1802)  married 
Dec.  4.  1834,  Franklin  Darragh.  and  re- 
moved to  Michigan.  Archibald  B.  Darragh, 
M.   C.   Michigan,  is  their  son. 

4.  William   Beatty   (born  May   13, 

1803 — died  unmarried,  at   Delaware.  I 
Feb.  29,  1880)  was  a  merchant  at  Mercers- 
burg  and  captain  oi  a  military  company.    He 
went   to  California   in    1852.  and  rem 
there  nineteen  years:  then  returning  to  Ohio, 
he  made  his  home  with  his  brother  Isi.. 
sister  Olivia  until  his  death. 

5.  MARGARET  married  Alexander  E. 
McDowell  (McDowell  Family). 

6.  Isaac  (IX). 


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BIOGRAPHICAL  ANNALS  OF  FRANKLIN"  COUNTY. 


■    7.     James  Johnston  died  Dec.  7,  1810, 
aged  eight  months. 

8.  Eliza  Jane  married  Abner  M. 
Fuller,  admitted  to  the  Franklin  County  Bar 
in  1844;  removed  to  Delaware,  Ohio. 

9.  Archibald  died  May  21,  181 6, 
aged  six  months. 

10.  Martha  Olivia,  baptized  Sept. 
21,  1817,  died  in  Ohio. 

11.  Elizabeth  Johnston  died  Aug. 
25,  1819,  aged  eight  months. 

(IV)  OLIVIA  BARD  (born  March 
28,  1867),  daughter  of  Richard  and  Catha- 
rine (Poe)  Bard,  married  James  Erwin 
(born  in  1742 — died  April  14,  1819),  a 
farmer  in  Peters  township.  He  was  an 
active  member  of  the  Upper  West  Con- 
ococheaguc  Presbyterian  Church,  and  was 
clerk  of  the  session.  James  and  Olivia 
(Bard)  Erwin  had  issue: 

1.  John  (born  near  Merccrsluirg.  June 
9,  1803 — died  at  Bryn  Mawr,  March  24, 
1872),  married  Martha  Brevard,  and  had  no 
issue. 

2.  James  Bard  (X) 

3.  Martha  (born  Dec.  9,  1794)  mar- 
ried William  Rankin. 

4.  Catharine  Poe  (born  Jan.  9, 
1797)  married  Joseph  McFarland. 

5.  Mary  married    Mexander  Waddcll. 

6.  Olivia  Bard  (born  July  5,  1807) 
married  Dr.  V.  B.  McGahan. 

(V)  THOMAS  BARD  (born  April  2, 
!7"9 — died  July  9,  1845),  son  of  Richard 
ami  Catharine  (  Poe)  Bard,  was  for  many 
years  a  prominent  citizen  oi  Peters  town- 
ship. In  1814  he  formed  a  compam  of  vol- 
unteers among  bi<  neighbors,  which  formed 
part  of  the  regiment  under  command  of  (  ol. 
John  Findlav,  and  marched  to  the  defense  of 
Baltimore,  [n  Capt.  Baud's  company  were 
his  brother,  Judge  Archibald  Bard;  William 
Wilson,  whose  first  wife  was  his  sister,  Mar- 


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tha :  Joseph  Dunlap,  his  nephew ;  and  James 
McDowell,    William    McDowell,    Sr  . 
Matthew     Patton.       Captain     Bard     - 
qucntly    removed    to    Washington    r 
Md.     After  his  return  to  Franklin  com  I 
was  elected  a  member  of  the  Pennsyl 
Legislature.    1822-23.     ^e  married   March 
26.   1807,  Jean   ('Jeanie)    McFarland 
Dec.  17,  1783 — died  Aug.  31.  1857 
ter  of  Robert  and  Jean  1  Cochran  1   McFar- 
land, the  ancestors  of  a  noteworthy  Peters 
township    family.       She    was    a    sister    of 
Stephen    McFarland,   who   married   Captain 
Bard's  sister,  Catharine  Bard.     Thomas  and 
Jane  Bard  had  issue : 

1.  Richard  (XI). 

2.  Robert  McFarland  |  XII  1. 

3.  Thomas  Poe  (XIII). 

4.  John  (XIV). 

5.  Archibald  (born  Nov.  <t.  1815 — 
died  at  Dayton.  Ky..  May  3.  1895  '  wa  ' 
Kentucky,  where  he  was  employed  by  the 
government  as  a  bridge  builder  during  the 
Civil  war.  His  wife,  Elizabeth,  died  Aug. 
1.  1895.  They  had  issue,  among  others,  a 
daughter,  Jennie. 

6.  Oliver  Barbour,  baptized  in  May, 
181 7,  died  in  infancy. 

7.  Eliza   Catharine,   born    April   4, 
1823.  died  Oct.  6.  1823. 

(VI)  ELIZABETH  BARD    bom  Feb. 
12,   1773 — died  July  9,   1824).  daughl 
Richard  and  Catharine  (Poe)  Bard,  m 
James   McKinnie    1  died  Jul}    27.      811).  a 
1'eters  township   fanner.      He  wa 
Josiah  and  Isabel   McKinnie.  wli  I 

Church  Hill  in  1757.    James 
1  Bard)   McKinnie  had  issue: 

I.     James  (died  at  Abington,  111  |  went 
to  Mew  Bosl  •;'.  near  Cincinnati,  in  183; 
subsequently  removed  to  Illinois.     IK 
rieil   (first)   March  30,   1820,  San 
and  they  had  issue:     lames.  Jo! 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Elizabeth,  Margaret,  Rachel  and  Sarah.  He 
married  (second)  Mrs.  Jane  Scott,  and  had 
a  daughter. 

2.  Richard  Bard  (born  in  1800 — died 
in  Ohio)  lived  near  Goshen,  Clermont  Co., 
Ohio.  He  married  Dec.  9,  1824,  Lydia 
Sleigh,  and  they  had  issue  :  Thornton,  John, 
David  Elliot,  Elizabeth  Rani.  Ann  Jane, 
I  larriet  and  Mary  Bell. 

3.  Walter. 

4.  Josiah  went  to  Goshen,  Clermont 
Co.,  Ohio.  He  married  Sept.  22,  1814,  Eliza 
Campbell,  and  had  issue,  among  others: 
Richard  Bard  and  Samuel. 

5.  John  died  June  24,  1810. 

6.  Catharine  (died  Aug.  18,  1834) 
married  Feb.  15,  1816,  Alexander  McMul- 
len  (died  in  Indiana  county,  in  1864),  son  of 
John  and  Mary  (Poe)  McMullen.  John 
McMullen  was  a  leading  citizen  of  Mercers- 
burg,  and  his  wife  was  the  widow  of  Alex- 
ander Long,  and  a  daughter  of  Thomas  Poe. 
John  and  Mary  McMullen  had  issue:  Alex- 
ander, James  Poe,  Thomas,  Margaret  and 
Rachel.  The  issue  of  Alexander  and  Cath- 
arine McMullen  were:  John,  James, 
Thomas,  Mary  Poe,  Elizabeth,  Margaret  and 
Jane. 

7.  Margaret  (born  April  2,  1804 — 
died  Sept.  28,  1884),  married  April  7,  1S25, 
James  Turner  (born  Feb.  2,  1802 — died 
Jan.  26,  1878),  son  of  Joseph  and  Margaret 
(  Porter)  Turner,  and  they  had  issue:  Jo- 
seph Gardner,  James  McKinnie,  William, 
Richard  Bard.  Elizabeth  Bard.  Mary.  Mar- 
garet Porter,  Catharine,  Eleanor,  Lydia 
Jane  and  Violet  Louisa. 

(VII)  CATHARINE  BARD  (born 
March  1,  1777 — died  in  Cincinnati.  Ohio), 
daughter  of  Richard  and  Catharine  1  Poe) 
Hard,  married  Nov.  13.  1S00.  Stephen  Mc- 
Farland  (born  Aug.  15.  1772 — died  at  Cin- 
cinnati Nov.  8,  1 832V  son  of  Robert  and 
Jean    (Cochran)    McFarland.        His   father 


was  an  early  settler  in  Peters  township.  He 
went  to  Cincinnati  in  the  early  day-  of  that 
city,  where  he  engaged  in  business  as  a  hat- 
ter. Subsequently  he  kept  the  "Columbian 
Inn."  He  amassed  a  considerable  fortune, 
and  retired  to  a  rural  residence  in  the  neigh- 
borhood of  his  adopted  city,  but  about  1820. 
he  became  seriously  embarrassed  in  bank- 
ing operations,  and  was  reduced  from  afflu- 
ence to  poverty.  There  is  a  trace  of 
regret  at  his  misfortune  in  his  father's  will. 
Stephen  and  Catherine  McFarland  had 
issue : 

1.  Robert,  baptized  Sept.  20,  1S01. 

2.  Isaac  Bard,  baptized  Dec.  5,  i8o2r 
died  without  issue. 

3.  John. 

4.  Thomas,  baptized  March   18.  1806. 

5.  Jane  married  Ira  Atherton.  oi  Cin- 
cinnati. 

(VIII)    ELIZABETH    BARD    DL'N- 
LAP  (born  in  1783 — died  in  186 
ter  of   James   and   Mary    (Bard)    Dunlapr 
married  June  6,   1806,  Richard  Bard   1  l>orn 
in    1777 — died   in    1S50).  son  of  the   Rev. 
David  and  Elizabeth  (Diemer)   Bard.     The 
Rev.  David  Bard  was  a   Presbyterian  min- 
ister and  for  many  years  a  member  oi  Con- 
gress.     After   his   marriage    Richard 
lived   near  Johnstown.   Pa.,   and   later    re- 
moved to  Iowa,  where  both  lie  and  his  wife 
died.    They  were  buried  in  Jack's  graveyard, 
near    Le    Claire.       Richard   and    Eli 
Bard  had  issue : 

1.  James  went  West. 

2.  David  died  unmarried  in  Bait 

3.  Richard  was  drowned,     . 
years. 

4.  William     'bod    at     Curwo 

Pa.  He  married  Susan  Pat  ton,  and  had 
seven  children. 

5.  Harrison  died  at  Bradford.  111.,  <" 
iSo'i:  lie  married  Jane  Adams,  and  had 
children. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


6.  Richard  (born  June  5,  18 19 — died 
at  Le  Claire,  Iowa,  Oct.  12,  1900)  married 
Phoebe  Livingston  (born  May  17,  1835 — 
died  Marcli  21,  1895),  and  had  seven  chil- 
dren. His  daughter,  Fannie,  married  John 
Dunlap. 

7.  John  D.  was  killed  in  California  in 
the  early  fifties. 

8.  Mary  married  John  McDowell. 

9.  Eliza  Jane  married  Stewart  Camp- 
tell. 

10.  Catharine  Poe,  unmarried,  lives 
at  Davenport,  Iowa. 

(IX)  ISAAC  BARD  (born  April  28, 
180S — died  July  6,  1876),  son  of  Archibald 
and  Elizabeth  (Beatty)  Bard,  lived  on  his 
father's  farm,  near  Mercersburg,  until  1851. 
In  the  autumn  of  1852,  he  removed  to  Dela- 
ware county,  Ohio,  and  is  buried  in  Liberty 
graveyard.  Mr.  Bard  married,  Feb.  10, 
1S40,  Rowana  Humphrey  (born  March  17. 
1808 — died  June  23,  1852),  daughter  of 
David  and  Nancy  (Clark)  Humphrey, 
-prominent  citizens  of  Peters  township. 
Isaac  and  Rowana  Bard  had  issue : 

1.  Archibald,  born  Sept.  21,  1841 ; 
died  Oct.  18,   1843. 

2.  Mary  Agnes  (born  Jan.  17,  1844 
— died  at  Spring  City,  Tenn..  July  22, 
1894)  married  Nov.  16,  187(1.  George  C. 
Cellar,  and  had  issue:  George  Bard,  Jo- 
seph Humphrey  and  Wilson  Fuller. 

3.  ELIZABETH  Johnston  (born  Feb.  3, 
1846)  married  Feb.  18.  1807.  \V.  I.,  l'art- 
lett.  of  New   Plymouth,  Vinton  Co.,  Ohio. 

4.  David  Humphrey  (horn  Dec.  5. 
184S)  lives  at  Westerville.  Ohio.  He  mar- 
ried Dec.  5.  1878.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Mc- 
Dowell (died  April  2,  [QOl).  daughter  of 
Capt.  William  E.  and  Mary  E.  (Davidson") 
McDowell,  and  they  hail  i^sue  :  William 
Fuller,  Lottie  F.li/a.  Nellie  Rowana  and 
TUarv  McDowell. 


5.  Rowana  Humphrey,  born  Jan.  5, 
1852. 

(X)  JAMES  BARD  ERWIN  (born 
April  30,  1 8 10 — died  at  Sewickley.  Alle- 
gheny county.  Oct.  20,  1883).  son  of  James 
and  Olivia  (  Bard)  Erwin.  learned  the  trade 
of  a  tanner  with  Andrew  McFlwain.  at  New- 
ville;  he  removed  to  Pittsburgh,  where  he 
engaged  in  business.  Mr.  Erwin  married 
Nov.  3,  1 83 1,  Isabel  McKee  McFlwain 
(born  Feb.  27.  1809 — died  Jan.  6.  1888 
daughter  of  Robert  McElwain.  of  Newville, 
and  they  had  issue : 

1.  James  Bard  (bom  Nov.  20.  1832 
— died  Jan.  22.  1902)  married  July  4.  1859. 
Elizabeth  Deborah  Grady  i  born  June  23. 
1832s).  daughter  of  David  Grady.  They 
had  issue:  Charles  Shannon.  Henry  Bard. 
Ellen  Whaley.  Minnie  Bell.  Jane  Emily  and 
Elizabeth  Maria. 

2.  Robert  McFlwain  i  born  Jan.  6. 
1834 — died  June  4,  1902)  married  in  3  . 
Ann  Ecca  Tracy  (born  March  17.  1840 — 
died  Aug.  4.  1899L  ami  had  issue:  John 
Dickson.  William  Kingsley.  Robert  McFl- 
wain. Walter  Tracy.  Edward  Eaton.  Kath- 
erine  Bruce.  Anna  May  and  Jane  Tracy. 

3.  John  Richard,  born  July  28 
died  Aug.  16,  1863. 

4.  Jane  Mary  (born  April  21,  1840) 
married    (first),  in    1847.  Jason  C.   Swayze 
i  died  at  Topeka.  Kans..  March  23,   :v~- 
and  had  issue:     Horace  George  and  Jason 
Clark:  (second)   Dr.  Phinneas  M.  Sti 

5.  Kathkkink  l>orn  Aug.  7.  1S4J.  :s 
in  business  in  Pittsburgh. 

6.  Thomas  McElwain  (born  Oct.  12. 

1844")    married    Ian.    14.   1869,  Jennie  I 
arine  Neemes  (  born  in  England,  July.     v  .  1 
- — died    April    27.    1879),    and     had     iss 
Scott  Ward.  Mar)    P.elle  and  Louisa  Wil- 
son.    He  married  (second)   April  16.  1880. 
Alice   Jenkins      horn    Feb.    10     1858),    and 


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had  issue:     Frank  Howard,  Russell  C,  Jay 
Clyde  and  Alice. 

7.  Sarah  Belle  (born  in  1852J  mar- 
ried Levi  A.  McKnight. 

(XI)  RICHARD  BARD  (born  Feb. 
1 7,  1806 — died  at  Allegheny  City,  Aug.  9, 
1867),  eldest  son  of  Thomas  and  Jane  (Me- 
Farland)  Bard,  lived  in  Big  Cove  after  his 
marriage.  In  1843,  ne  removed  to  Pitts- 
burg, where  he  engaged  in  the  leather  busi- 
ness, in  which  he  continued  until  his  death. 
He  was  a  man  of  high  character,  a  prominent 
member  of  the  Presbyterian  church,  and 
active  in  church  work  in  Allegheny  City. 
Mr.  Bard  married  (first),  in  1S32,  Eliza 
Jane  Carson  (born  March  23,  1816 — died 
Dec,  i860),  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Ag- 
nes (King)  Carson,  of  Mercersburg.  Mrs. 
Bard's  father  was  a  leading  man  in  the 
county;  he  served  in  both  branches  of  the 
Legislature,  and  was  Speaker  of  the  Senate. 
Her  mother  was  a  daughter  of  George  and 
Margaret  (McDowell)  King,  and  a  niece 
of  the  Rev.  Dr.  John  King,  for  nearly  half 
a  century  pastor  of  the  upper  West  Cono- 
cocheague  Presbyterian  church.  Richard 
and  Eliza  J.  Bard  had  issue : 

1.  Thomas  Carson,  born  April  10. 
1 83 5 ,  died  young. 

-■  Robert  Washington  (born  April 
20,  1837 — died  at  Camp  Humphreys,  \'a.. 
Ecb.  ii,  1803)  served  with  the  Pittsburgh 
Rifles  in  the  summer  of  1862,  and  enlisted 
in  company  H.  123rd  P.  V.  I.,  Aug.  .,.  1802. 
He  was  promoted  from  sergeant  to  1st  ser- 
geant, and  participated  in  the  battle  oi  Chan- 
cellorsville. 

3-  Andrew  Melville,  born  in  1839, 
died  young. 

4-  James  William  (born  in  1841— 
died  at  Baton  Rouge,  [.a.,  in  1874)  enlisted 
m  Company  A.  oi  the  Roundhead  Regiment, 
'*>th   P.    V.    I..    Aug.    22.    1861;   was  cap- 


tured in  the  first  skirmish  in  which  his  regi- 
ment was  engaged,  June  3,  1862.  but  was 
exchanged  in  time  to  participate  in  the  bat- 
tle of  Fredericksburg.  He  was  promoted 
to  be  sergeant,  Feb.  1,  1863.  and  went  with 
his  regiment  to  Kentucky.  Mississippi  and 
Tennessee.  He  reenlisted  Jan.  1,  i86a. 
was  promoted  to  be  sergeant  major,  March 
18,  1864.  He  was  severely  wounded  in 
the  knee  in  the  battle  of  Spottsylvama  on 
the  13th  of  May,  and  only  escaped  I 
his  leg  by  amputation  by  threatening  the 
surgeons  with  a  pistol.  He  was  promoted 
to  be  second  lieutenant.  Aug.  7,  1864;  cap- 
tain. Oct.  16,  1864;  and  major,  March  2?. 
1865.  After  the  war  he  was  engaged  in 
business  in  Pittsburgh  with  John  W.  Mor- 
rison, afterward  State  Treasurer.  Pie  went 
to  Louisiana  in  1872,  and  was  engaged  in- 
cotton  packing  at  Baton  Rouge.  He  died 
of  lock-jaw,  resulting  from  his  arm  l>eing 
badly  mangled  by  machinery.  Major  Bard 
married  in  1870,  Mary  Clark,  now  decease.!, 
daughter  of  James  D.  Clark,  of  Newc?s:ie. 
Fa.     They  had  no  issue. 

5.  Melville  (died  in  Watertown.  Da- 
kota, in  1885),  served  through  the  Civil 
war  with  the  First  Ohio  Cavalry. 

6.  Elliot  (born  Dec.  19,  1843^.  liv- 
ing at  Wayne.  Pa.,  married  April  23.  1872. 
Mary  M.  Frazier  (born  June  9,  ;-. 
daughter  of  James  and  Margaret  (Rex) 
Frazier.  They  had  issue:  James  Frazier. 
bom  May  4.  1874.  married  May  19,  B98, 
Anna  Cochran  Johnson,  and  have  Catherine 
Frazier.  Richard  Johnson  and  Elliot;  and 
Margaret  Carson,  born  May  [4,  1877.  mar- 
ried Oct.  7.  1902,  Gustave  Faure,  of  Paris, 
and  have  Gustave  Melville  Bard 

7.  Richard  (born  Dec  31,  1840  lives 
in  Pittsburgh.     He  married  Sept.  21.   1871. 
Ellen     Morehead     (born    Nov.    <'..     184; 
daughter  of  Hugh  11.  and  Rachel 


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Morehead,  of  New  Castle,  Pa.,  and  they  had 
issue:  Era  Morehead,  Richard,  Andrew 
Melville  and  Thomas  Henderson. 

8.  Mary  Emma  married  Alexander  L. 
Boggs,  son  of  Alexander  and  Susan  (Greer) 
Boggs,  and  they  have  one  daughter,  Clara 
Louise,  who  married  Dr.  Henry  K.  Pan- 
coast,  of  Philadelphia. 

9.  Agnes  Carson  (born  Jan.  29, 
185 1 )  married  Sept.  2,  1875,  Frank  H. 
Stuchfield  (died  Aug.  14,  1900),  son  of 
William  Davis  and  Naomi  (Rhodes) 
Stuchfield,  of  Harwell,  England.  They  had 
issue :  Bessie,  Ella  Davis,  Frank  Bard  and 
Cora  Lotta. 

10.  Lilly  Jane  (born  July  29,  1854) 
married  Sept.  25,  1878,  the  Rev.  William 
A.    Edie,   now   pastor  of   the    Presbyterian 

•church  at  Connellsville,  Pa.  They  have  is- 
sue :  Elliott  Bard,  Mary  Carson  and  Will- 
iam Woodburn. 

n.  Sophia  McLaren  (born  Sept.  20, 
1856 — died  July  29,  1899)  married  April, 
1885,  John  Dutton  Steele  (died  April, 
1887),  of  Coatesville,  Pa.  They  had  issue: 
Hugh  Exton  and  Hannah  Bard. 

(XII)  ROBERT  McFARLAND 
BARD  (born  Dec.  12,  1809 — died  Jan. 
28,  1851),  son  of  Capt.  Thomas  and  Jean 
(McFarland)  Bard,  was  educated  at  the 
Hagcrstown  Academy,  which  he  left  in  his 
twentieth  year.     In  1S30,  he  began  the  study 

•of  the  law  at  Chambersburg  under  the  Hon. 
George  Chambers,  and  was  admitted  to  the 
Franklin  County  Bar,  Jan.  14.  1834.     Alter 

•coming  to  the  Bar  he  went  to  Macomb,  III., 
intending  to  settle  there  in  the  practice  of 
his  profession,  hut  remained  only  one  year, 
returning  to  Chambersburg  in  1835.  where 
he  soon  acquired  a  large  and  lucrative  prac- 
tice. During  two  years  of  his  brief  career 
at  the  Par  of  Chambersburg',  1842-44,  Mr. 
Bard  was  in  partnership  with  the  Hon. 
James   X.   McLanahan,  one  of   the  leading 


lawyers  of  that  period.  He  soon  at' 
a  high  position  at  the  Bar  of  his  native 
county,  and  in  his  later  years  enjoyed  a 
wide  reputation  in  the  State  as  a  lawyer 
of  great  ability.  "Mr.  Bard  was  a  peculiarly 
gifted  man  intellectually,"  wrote  one  of  his 
contemporaries,  "he  had  a  profound  knowl- 
edge of  the  law,  was  ardently  devoted  to 
his  profession,  managed  every  case  entrusted 
to  him  with  masterly  skill  and  force,  and 
would,  had  not  death  removed  him  in  the 
meridian  of  his  years,  been  one  of  the 
country's  grandest  jurists."  He  possessed 
an  active,  vigorous  and  logical  mind,  and 
his  legal  learning  was  extensive  and  pro- 
found. His  arguments  to  the  court  were 
cogent,  and  free  from  prolixity  and  re- 
dundancy. His  addresses  before  a  jury- 
were  eloquent,  convincing  and  directed  to- 
ward presenting  the  strong  points  of  hi?  case 
clearly  and  strenuously.  He  judiciously  re- 
frained from  dwelling  at  length  on  matters 
of  minor  importance.  When  he  gave  a 
legal  opinion  to  a  client  on  a  difficult  point 
of  law  he  was  able  to  give  it  confidently, 
because  it  was  the  result  of  the  most  pains- 
taking investigation  and  study. 

In  politics  Mr.  Bard  was  a  Whig,  but 
he  was  never  an  aspirant  for  political  of- 
fice. In  1S30.  when  he  was  only  I 
years  old,  and  the  public  school  <ystem  was 
in  its  infancy,  he  was  elected  a  member  of 
the  Chambersburg  school  board,  and  he  was 
chosen  Chief  Burgees  of  the  borough  in 
1847.  Jn  1850  he  was  nominated  for  Con- 
gress by  the  Whigs,  his  successful  com- 
petitor being  his  former  law  partner.  James 
X.  McLanahan.  The  campaign  of  that  year 
was  conducted  on  the  race  Usuc.  Poor 
white  men  wore  asked  to  remember  that 
if  they  did  not  wish  to  become  the  com- 
panions of  negroes,  and  work  for  ten  cents 
a  day  or  gel  nothing  to  do.  they  must  vote 
for  Tames  X.  McLanahan.     "Ask  the  Whiff 


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editors,"  exclaimed  the  Democratic  writers, 
"if  they  have  ever  seen  any  poor  white  man 
sawing  a  cord  of  wood  for  Mr.  Bard  for 
years.  They  will  be  compelled  to  say,  'No.' 
Then  ask  them  if  they  ever  saw  a  negro  saw- 
ing wood  at  Mr.  McLanahan's  house.  They 
will  have  to  say,  'No.'  "  This  was,  perhaps, 
the  only  campaign  in  a  Northern  Con- 
gress district  in  ante-bellum  days,  in  which 
the  race  issue  was  so  boldly  urged,  or  was 
successful.  Mr.  Bard  was  a  man  of  strong 
convictions,  with  the  courage  to  avow  them. 
lie  was  conspicuous  as  an  influential  and 
consistent  advocate  of  temperance  at  a  time 
when  opposition  to  the  Rum  Power  and 
the  Slave  Power  were  alike  regarded  as  a 
species  of  fanaticism. 

Mr.  Bard  married  Feb.  12,  1839,  Eliza- 
beth Smith  Little  (born  Dec.  12,  1813 — 
died  at  Hueneme,  Cal.,  Dec.  7,  18S1), 
daughter  of  Dr.  Peter  W.  and  Mary  S. 
(Parker)  Little,  of  Mercersburg.  They  had 
issue: 

1.  Mary  Parker  lives  at  Chambers- 
burg. 

2.  Thomas  Robert  (XV). 

3-  Cephas  Little   (XVI). 

4-  Louisa  Jane  lives  at  Chambers- 
burg. 

(XIII)  THOMAS  POE  BARD  (born 
Oct.  9.  181 1 — died  May  31,  1885),  son  of 
Thomas  and  Jean  (McFarland)  Bard,  en- 
Raged  in  business  as  a  merchant  at  Mer- 
cersburg. and  was  postmaster  there  1841-45. 
He  was  prothonotary  of  Franklin  county. 
'845-48.  In  1850  he  removed  to  Virginia, 
™>d  conducted  a  foundry,  first  at  Waynes- 
boro and  afterward  at  Scottsville.  He  was 
the  first  foundryman  that  made  and  intro- 
duced cooking  st.nes  in  the  Valley  of  Vir- 
ginia. In  1855  he  went  to  Baltimore,  and 
*as  in  business  there  until  failing  health 
impelled  his  retirement  in  1875.  He  had 
'he  mechanical  genius  shown  bv  the  mem- 


bers of  the  Bard  family,  and  its  character- 
istic modesty.  His  life  was  marked  by 
quiet,  unobtrusive  acts  of  kindness  and  char- 
ity. He  was  fond  of  reading,  and  never 
lost  his  intelligent  interest  in  public  ques- 
tions. Mr.  Bard  married  Nov.  29.  1836, 
Matilda  Van  Lear.  Cowan  (born  Feb.  16, 
181 7 — died  March  4,  1880),  daughter  of 
Hugh  Cowan,  of  Mercersburg.  They  had 
issue : 

1.  Jennie  McFarland  (born  March 
30,  1838)  married  Oct.  18.  1866,  William 
Dugdale  t  born  Jan.  6.  1842),  and  they 
have  one  daughter,  Jennie  Bard. 

2.  Maria  Louisa,  born  Nov.  6,  1842, 
died  Nov.  19,  1882. 

3.  John  Edwin,  born  Jan.  20.  1845, 
died  June  13,  1845. 

4.  Susan  Emma,  born  May  16,  1848, 
died  July  18,  1848. 

5.  William,  born  May  10,  1854.  died 
June  10,  1854. 

(XIV)  JOHN  BARD  (born  Sept.  10. 
1813 — died  at  Sedalia,  Mo..  April  16. 
1888),  son  of  Capt.  Thomas  and  Jean  (  Mc- 
Farland) Bard,  learned  the  trade  of  a  tanner, 
at  which  he  was  engaged  both  in  Pennsyl- 
vania and  Illinois.  About  1843  he  re: 
to  Winchester,  111.,  hut  in  1850  he  gave 
up  the  tanning  business,  and  went  with  his 
family  by  ox  team  to  Missouri,  where  he 
became  a  farmer.  His  last  years  were  spent 
at  Sedalia.  Mr.  Bard  married  Feb.  1.  1837. 
Mary  Poe  Evans  (born  June  10.  1816 — 
died  May  8.  [891),  daughter  of  Jeremiah 
and  Rachel  Evans.     They  had  issue: 

1.  RiditARD  Alexander  (born  Dec. 
-\v  '837 — died  in  187;,'  married  in  1868. 
Lucia  Mcintosh,  a  Cherokee,  who  was  a 
handsome,  curly-haired  woman  and  well- 
educated.     They  had  one  son,  Daniel. 

2.  Wit  mam  Evans  (born  Aug  13, 
1840 — died  Feb.   14.   IOOO)    was  a  dn 

at  Sedalia,   Mo.      fie  married    ( first  ">    Se  t. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


21,  1864,  Sarah  Elizabeth  Talbot,  (died 
Aug.  8,  1881),  and  had  issue:  William 
Evans,  Mary  Talbot,  Charles  Harlan,  Lillie 
Moore,  Levi  and  Frances  Elizabeth.  J  le 
married  (second)  Nov.  10,  1889,  Anna  Is- 
bell,  and  had  a  daughter,  Mildred  Gentry. 

3.  Robert  McFarland  (born  Aug. 
10,  1842)  lives  in  California.  He  married 
Arabella  Robertson  (died  May  13,  i'j04) , 
and  had  issue:     Maude  and  Ora. 

4.  Ellen  Jane  (born  Dec.  15,  1846) 
married  May  4,  1869,  Arthur  Paine  Morey, 
of  Strafford,  Vt.,  and  they  had  issue  :  Rich- 
ard, Walter,  Laura  Calma  and  Jennie  Jas- 
per. 

5.  Kate  (born  Dec.  13,  184S)  married, 
in  1873,  Marcellus  H.  Carton,  and  they 
have  issue:  Claude,  Rilla  Colvic,  Nelle, 
Bruce,  Lillie,  Lottie  and  Edwin. 

6.  P'annie,  born  June  11,  1851,  died 
April,  1900. 

7.  Georgetta  (born  May  31,  1854) 
married  May  27,  1874,  William  S.  Young, 
and  they  have  issue :  Etta,  Roscoe,  Lena, 
Roxie,  Aria,  Carl  and  Gerry. 

8.  Mattie  Homes  (born  Jan.  17, 
1859)  married  May  7,  1892,  James  W. 
Snoddy,  and  they  have  issue:  Ola,  Ethel. 
Lois,  Mary,   P.ard  and   Laurance. 

(XV)  THOMAS  ROBERT  BARD 
(born  Dec.  S,  1841),  son  of  Robert  M.  and 
Elizabeth  S.  (Little)  Bard,  was  educated 
at  the  Chambcrsburg  Academy,  and  began 
the  study  of  the  law  under  the  Hon.  George 
Chambers,  at  Chambcrsburg.  Impaired 
health  led  him  to  abandon  his  preparation 
for  the  Par  and  engage  in  a  more  active 
business  life.  He  became  a  member  of  the 
forwarding  and  commission  house  oi  Zeller 
&  Co.,  at  Hagcrstown.  Md..  in  1861.  and 
also  served  the  Cumberland  Valley  Kail- 
road  at  that  place  until  August,  1 864.  Dur- 
ing this  period  he  saw  some  dangerous  serv- 
ice as  a   volunteer  scout   in   the   successive 


invasions  of  Maryland  and  Pennsylvania 
the    Confederates.      One   day    with    a 
panion  he  penetrated  the  hne^  •  :'  the 
and  was  captured.     They  were  1  :i  the 
of   being  hanged   as   »p:e>,   when  a   sudden 
rush  of  Union   cavalry   rescued   then: 
their  distressing  situation.      In   the  autumn 
of  1864,  Thomas  A.  Scott.  Assistant   Sec- 
retary of  War  and  afterwards  Preside..: 
the    Pennsylvania    Railroad,    was   in    -• 
of  a  capable  young  man  to  take  charge 
his  extensive  interests  in  Southern  C 
nia,    which   included   oil    lands   that    it    was 
believed  would  rival  the  oil  regions  of  J 
sylvania.      Mr.    Bard   was   chosen    f<  r 
work,  and  after  spending  several  months  in 
Col.  Scott's  office  was  placed  in  conti 
his  holdings  in  Ventura.  Los  Angele- 
Humboldt  counties,  comprising  about  277.- 
000  acres.     These  holdings  included    113- 
000  acres  in   Rancho    Simi :    26/00.    Las 
Posas;  48.000.  San  Francisco;  10.000.  Cai- 
legnas;  45,000,  El  Rio  de  Santa  Clara  O'la 
Colonia;  6.600  in  the  Canad  Clara:  anil  16.- 
000  in  the  Ojai.     At  that  time  there  were 
not   more  than  a   dozen   Americans    ii 
entire  region.      It    was   not   long,   however, 
until  squatters  began  t"  swarm  ever  a 
of  Scott's  land.     In  the  description  of  the 
old  Rancho  la  Colonia  one  line  ran  from  a 
certain  monument  to  a  point  on  the  S 
Barbara  channel  >iu>re  between  tv     estei 
Lagoons   were  numerous  along  that   si 
and   it   was  easy   for  a  designing  and 
scrupulous   person   to   raise   a   doubt    in    re- 
gard to  the  two  csteros  between  whic 
Rancho  line  ran.     A  Sacramento  law 
seited  that  the  line  ran  to  a  j*'ir.: 
the  Hucneme  lighthouse  now   s:. mds.     This 
was  in  direct  conflict  with  Sc   It's  *  .. 
would  have  deprived  him  ^i  about    :~    • 
acres  of  as   rich,   level   land   as   was   to  be 
found  along  the  coast.     The  lawyer  set 
the  squatters,  who  at  once  begat 


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down  on  the  17,000  acres.  Scott  insisted 
<  :i  Ins  claim,  and  Bard  was  on  the  ground 
t,»  defend  his  rights  and  to  drive  the  squat- 
ter* off.  The  settlers  talked  "shoot"  and 
'•hang,"  but  Bard  kept  after  them.  At  the 
outset  lie  had  a  survey  made  by  the  United 
States  Surveyor  General,  and  as  the  line 
fitted  the  Scott  claim  he,  was  unyielding  in 
enforcing  it.  The  conflict  lasted  for  years 
with  varying  fortunes.  The  settlers  stole 
a  march  on  Scott  by  obtaining  a  decision  in 
their  favor  from  the  Land  Office  at  Wash- 
ington, but  Scott  succeeded  in  having  it  re- 
versed, and  it  has  remained  reversed  to  this 
day.  When  Grover  Cleveland  became  Pres- 
ident the  squatters  made  their  last  attempt 
to  get  the  Colonia  lands,  but  Attorney-Gen- 
eral Garland  upheld  the  old  Scott  line  and 
that  was  the  end  of  it.  During  all  these 
years  of  conflict  Bard  was  on  the  firing  line. 
He  had  desperate  men  to  deal  with  but 
lie  never  flinched.  He  kept  the  court  of 
the  county  busy  dealing  with  the  cases  of 
the  squatters.  After  he  had  won  he  dealt 
so  generously  with  the  men  who  had  been 
his  bitter  enemies  that  they  became  his 
friends. 

While  Mr.  Bard  was  Colonel  Scott's 
agent  he  had  some  thrilling  experiences. 
I  he  California  Petroleum  Company  was 
organized  to  develop  the  oil  on  Scott's  hold- 
ings. Well  No.  i  was  put  down  on  the 
Ojai  country,  and  there  Bard  made  his 
home  when  he  first  went  to  Southern  Cali- 
fornia. One  night  in  1X74  he  was  the  vie 
'mi  of  an  attempted  "holdup"  while  driv- 
">g  to  No.  1  on  the  Ojai  with  a  large  sum 
"I  money  in  his  possession.  He  had  for- 
gotten his  pistol,  but  the  landlord  at  the 
hotel,  where  he  received  the  money,  loaned 
him  an  old  derringer,  with  which  to  defend 
himself  in  case  of  attack.  He  was  driving 
four-in-hand.  It  was  not  an  easy  thing  to 
''••Id  up   four  bronchos  on   the   run.  but   on 


an  up  grade  a  man  got  in  front  <d  the  lead- 
ers, while  another  came  to  the  forward 
wheels  demanding  Bard's  money.  Bard 
blazed  away  with  the  ancient  derringer, 
missing  his  man,  but  hurting  himself  with 
the  old  weapon,  the  handle  of  which  burst 
in  his  hand.  Frightened  by  the  expl 
the  leaders  dashed  forward  and  Bard  \va* 
out  of  the  reach  of  the  highwaymen.  Des- 
peradoes among  the  squatters  on  the  Scott 
lands  and  other  bad  men  plotted  to  take 
Mr.  Bard's  life  on  a  number  of  occasions, 
but  these  plots  always  failed.  These  antag- 
onisms have  passed  away,  and  now  he  is 
held  in  the  highest  esteem  by  all  classes  in 
Southern  California  for  what  he  has 
achieved  for  the  development  of  his  section1 
of  the  State.  l?K5S$f) 

\\  hen  Mr.  Lard  went  to  California, 
Ventura  county,  in  which  he  lives,  was  part 
of  Santa  Barbara.  He  was  supervisor  of 
the  Ventura  district.  1S68-72.  and  when 
Ventura  county  was  formed  in  the  latter 
years  he  was  one  of  the  three  commission- 
ers to  set  the  county  government  going.  In 
1877  be  was  the  Republican  candidate  for 
State  Senator  from  the  district  comprising 
Ventura,  Santa  Barbara  and  San  Luis  Obis- 
po  counties;  he  carried  the  first  two  but 
was  beaten  by  his  Democratic  opponent  in 
San  Luis  Obispo  by  a  small  margin.  In 
[892  he  was  on  the  Republican  electoral 
ticket,  and  was  chosen  a  Presidential  Elector. 
although  the  Democrats  carried  the  rest  ■  :' 
their  ticket.  He  received  more  votes 
the  close  poll  than  the  three  lowest 
Democratic  candidates.  In  1899  the  Cali- 
fornia Legislature  failed  to  elect  a  U 
States  Senator,  and  the  "dead-lock"  was 
not  broken  mud  February.  1900,  when  Mr. 
Bard  was  chosen.  He  was  not  a  candidate 
and  his  election  was  a  surprise.  In  the 
Senate  he  soon  acquired  the  respect  oi  that 
august  Ixxly  for  his  wide  knowl<    . 


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34  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OP    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

interests   and   needs   of    the    Pacific     Slope,  ated    M.    I),    at  Jefferson    Medical    ' 

He  was  chairman  of  the  Senate  Committee  Philadelphia,   in    1864.      Soon   after   recen- 

on  Irrigation.     The  term  for  which  he  was  ing  his  degree   he  was  appointed   ; 

elected  expired  March  4.  1905.  surgeon  of  the  210th  P.   V.  I.,  and  served 

Senator  Bard  has  been  a  successful  busi-  until  the  close  of  the  war.     After  the  war 
ness  man.      He  has  extensive  landed  inter-  he  began   the  practice  of  his  profession   i 
ests  in  Ventura  and  adjoining  counties.     At  his  native  county,  but  in  1868,  he  left 
his  home  at  Hueneme,  called  "Meryl wood."  bersburg   to   begin   a    new    and    remarkable 
after   his   eldest   daughter,   he    indulges    his  career  as   a    practitioner   in    Southern   Cah- 
taste  for  gardening,  and  has  succeeded   in  fornia.      Dr.    Bard   was   the   tir-t   Americar 
developing   two    new    roses   that    he   named  physician  with  a  diploma  that  settled  in  Ven- 
"Beauty    of    Berylwood"    and    "Dr.    Bard."  tura   County,   of    which   he   was   one 
In  religion  he  is  a   Presbyterian.     He  built  pioneers.      He   became  an   integral   part   of 
the  handsome  little  Presbyterian  Church  at  ihe  county.— a  fixed  figure  in  us  social  and 
Hueneme,  in  which  he  is  a  ruling  elder  and  civic  life.     With  him  the  hardships  that  lie- 
superintendent  of  the  Sunday  School.     He  fall  a  country  physician  with  a  large  prac- 
has   represented    California    in    the    General  tice  had  no  power  to  draw  him  to  a  large 
Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church.  city,   where  the  routine  of  his  professional 

Mr.  Bard  married  in    1876.  Mary  Ger-  life   would   l>e   easier  and    the    emoluments 

herding,  daughter  of   one  of  the    founders  greater.     He  found  his  reward  in  the  grati- 

of   the   San   Francisco   Bulletin;  they    have  tude,    love   and   esteem    that    the   pe 

issue:  served  so  unselfishly  l>estowed  upon  him.     It 

1.  Beryl.  was  a  common  occurrence  with  him  to  risk 

2.  Thomas.  his  life  in  the  roaring  Sarin  Clara  when  the 
3.-   Mary  Louise.  summons  came  to  him   from  a   patient  on 

4.  Anna.  a  winter  night.     "Oh,  I  ha  it."  was 

5.  Elizabeth.  his  own  comment  on  his  evotion 

6.  Richard.  to  duty.     He  always  felt  the  ke<    est  sal 

7.  Philip.  faction  in  the  success  of  his  professional  ef- 
(XVI)     CEPHAS    LITTLE     BARD  forts.     For  more  than  thirty  years  there  was 

(born  April  7,  1X43 — died  April  20,  1902),  no   public   highway   in    Ventura   o 

son  of  Robert  M.  and  Elizabeth  S.  (Little)  long,  or   mountain  trail   -         >tant,  thai 

Bard,   was   educated   at   the   Chaml)ersl)urg  was  not  traversed  by  him  again  a: 

Academy.      After   leaving  school   he  began  on  his  errands  of  mercy.     He  knew   near 

the  study   of  medicine   in    the   office  of   Or.  every  man.  woman  and  ch 

Abraham    11.     Senseny     in    Chambersburg,  knew   their   names,   their       -  -.   their 

but  his  studies  were  interrupted  by  bis  en-  ailments  and  their  limitations.     Tin 

listmcnt    in    Company    A.    126th    1'.    V.    1.,  ity  of  his  memory  was  as  marvel     is     -   I 

Aug.     11,     180.:       He    participated     in     the  accuracy     of     his     knowledge.       His   <]uick 

sanguinary   battle  of    Fredericksburg,    Pec  intuitions  made  him  a  leader  oi 

13,  1862,  and  the  battle  of  Chancellorsville,  as  .1  skillful  and  unerring  phvs  c  an       \ftci 

May   3.    1863.      Upon   being   mustered  out  his  death  the  Ventura  Society  0 

with    his    regiment,    May    jo,    1863.    he    re-  <^i   which,    he   was  4he   virtual    foil 

sumed   his  medical   studies  and  was  gmdu-  veiled  a  bust  in  honor  of  the  populai 


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cian   in  the   beautiful   Elizabeth    Bard    Me-  preparation  for  his  profession  under  E.  O. 

morial     Hospital,     in     San     Buenaventura,  Shafter,    who    subsequently    became    Chief 

founded  by  Dr.  Bard  and  his  brother,  Sen-  Justice  of  California.     In   1845  'ie  came  to 

ator  Bard,  in  memory  of  their  mother.  Franklin  county,   Pennsylvania,  and  taught 

Dr.  Bard  held  many  positions  of  honor  school  for  a  time,  and  on  Nov.  2.  1848,  after 

and  trust.     In  the  early  days  he  was  Cor-  continuing    his    law    studies    under    Joseph 

oner  of   Ventura   county.      He    served    as  Brady,    he    was   admitted    to    the    Franklin 

Health  Officer  of  his  county,  and  as  County  County  Bar.     He  followed  his  chosen  calling 

Physician    and    Surgeon    for    many    years  until  his  death,  and  rose  to  a  place  among 

and  as  a  member  of  the  board  of  Pension  the  most  eminent  members  of  the  Bar.     In 

Examiners.     He  was  president  of  the  State  1855  Mr.  Clarke  filled  the  unexpired  term 

Medical   Society  of  California,   and   of  the  of  Col.  T.  B.  Kennedy,  as  district  attornev, 

Ventura  County  Medical  Society.     For  over  and  in  1856  was  elected  to  that  office,  serving 

ten   years   he    was    president    of    the     City  three  years.     Mr.  Clarke  was  held  in  particu- 

school  Board,  and  he  was  also  president  of  lar  esteem  in  the  circle  where  his  talents  and 

the   Society   of    Pioneers.      In     the     Grand  attainments     could     be     most     appreciated. 

Army  of  the   Republic  he   was  always  an  among  his  professional  associates,  by  win  m 

active,  zealous  and  patriotic  comrade.     His  he  was  considered  one  of  the  best  judges  of 

last  achievement  was  the  completion  of  the  law  in  the  county,  and  he  was  regan l< 

Elizabeth    Bard    Memorial    Hospital,   which  leader  in  his  active  years.     For  many  years 

was  finished   only  a  short  time   before  his  preceding  his  death   he  served  as   secretary 

death,  and  in  which  he  was  the  first  pa-  and  treasurer  of  the  Franklin  County  Mutual 

tient.  Fire    Insurance    Company,    discharging   the 

I  duties  of   that  position   with  characteristic 

LYMAN   STUART  CLARKE  was  at  ability    and    fidelity.      Mr.    Clarke    was    I 

the  time  of  his  death  the  oldest  practicing  many  years  a  stanch  adherent  to  the  princi- 

attorney  at  the  Franklin  County  Bar.  and  he  pies  of  the  Republican  party.  Inn  in  his  later 

was  for  years  one  of  the  most  honored  resi-  years   he   became   an    ardent    Prohibit 

dents  of  Chambersburg.     He  had  made  his  being  one  of  the  leading  and  most   1 

home  in  this  county  from  [845.  workers    in    the   cause:    he    was    ire 

Mr.    Clarke    was    a    native    of    Heath,  die    candidate    of     that     party     for    official 

Franklin    county.    Mass..    born    March     10.  position. 

1825,  and   was  one   of   the   six   children   of  Mr.  Clarke  died  Marc!:  25,   1893,  at  his 

Lewis  and  Ann  (Stuart)  Clarke,  viz.:  Will-  home  in  East  Market  -tree:.  Chambersburg, 

iam,  Willard.   Nathaniel,   Lyman   S..   Roena  of  pneumonia,  ami.  although  his  death  was 

(Mrs.  Stratten)  and  Lucretia  (  Mrs.  Samuel  not  unexpected,  it  came  as  :.  severe  blow  to 

Riddell).     The  family  is  of  Scotch-Irish  e\-  his  wide  circle  of  friends  and  acquaintances 

traction  ami  has  long  been  settled  in  Massa  He  was  laid  to  rest  in  Cedar  Grove  a 

chusetts.      In   his   native    State    Mr.    Clarke  Just  before  the  funeral  a  meeting  of  the  Bar 

received   his   early   education,   and   later  be-  was  held  in  the  law  library,  at  which  it  was 

came  a  student    in    the    Brattleboro    (VO  suggested  that  resolutions  should  lie  drawn 

Academy,   from   which   he  was  graduated,  up  expressing  the  sentiment  of  the  Bar  upon 

He  attended  a  preparatory  school  and  read  Nfr.  Clarke's  merits  and  death.    A  committee 

law  in  Wilmington,  Vt.,  there  beginning  his  was  appointed  to  prepare  such  resolutions 


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and  report  to  the  Bar  Wednesday  morning, 
after  which  the  members  of  the  liar  attended 
the  funeral  in  a  body.  The  resolutions,  etc., 
were  issued  in  a  memorial  leaflet,  on  the 
first  page  of  which  appeared  the  following: 
"Lyman  Stuart  Clarke  graduated 
at  the  Brattleboro  Academy,  began  the  study 
of  law  under  Hon.  B.  O.  Shafter,  of  Wil- 
mington, Vt.,  afterward  Chief  Justice  of 
California.  He  was  admitted  to  Franklin 
County  Bar,  184S. 


"But  yesterday,  he  whose  life  was  a  daily 
record  and  teacher  of  thoughtfulness,  of  w  is- 
dom,  of  patience,  of  courtesy,  and  mirthful- 
ness,  of  singular  tenderness,  of  modest  be- 
nevolence and  parental  love,  was  here  and 
speaking,  and  to-day  the  record  is  finished 
and  the  volume  closed  forever. 

"For  forty  years  he  was  here  an  earnest 
and  untiring  worker  in  the  rugged  and  ar- 
duous way  of  a  profession. 

"The  way  he  went  was  always  upward, 
aiming  for  honesty  and  uprightness  to  his 
fellovvmen. 

"His  strength  and  mind  had  its  human 
limit.  His  tender  and  considerate  heart  has 
ceased  to  beat,  to  move  again  only  with 
those  of  the  'just  men  made  perfect.' 

"The  widow  weeps  and  children  listen 
in  vain  for  his  voice  of  affection,  the  court 
has  paid  him  a  loving  heartfelt  testimonial. 

"Every  man  who  knew  him  will  remem- 
ber him  and  his  new  made  grave  utters  a 
Requiescat  and  farewell." 


Then  follows  "The  Hak's  Testimo- 
nial," which  reads  as  follows  : 

"A  brict  session  of  court  was  held  this 
morning.  After  the  adjournment  of  court 
Judge  Stewart  called  a  Bar  meeting.  The 
committee  appointed  yesterday,  consisting  of 
Hon.  C.  M.  Duncan,  Jno,  R.  On.  Hon.  \\  . 
Rush  Gillan,  George  Chambers,  and  Hon. 


II.  delir.  presented  through  .Mr.  Dune 
following  minutes : 

"  'The  committee  appointed  by  the  court 
to  prepare  an  expression  of  the  sentin* 
the  Bar  of  Franklin  county  on  die  occ  1 
of  the  death  of  Lyman  S.  Clarke.  Esq.,  who 
died  at  his  residence  in  Chambercunirg 
Saturday,  March  25,  1S95.  respectful;;. 
mit  the  following  : 

"  'Lyman  S.  Clarke.  Esq..  who  for  forty- 
five  years  was  engaged  as  an  active  practi- 
tioner at  our  Bar,  achieved  the  well-earned 
distinction  of  an  industrious  and  faithful 
lawyer.  As  district  attorney  for  a  period  of 
about  four  \ears  he  prosecuted  the  pl< 
the  State  with  ability  and  fidelity.  For  hi, 
love  of  the  right  and  his  hatred  of  the  wrong, 
for  the  purity  of  his  private  and  the  h 
of  his  public  life,  for  the  example  -  ■ 

mankind  as  a  Christian  who  has  kqtt  the 
faith,  we  do  cherish  his  memory.  In  the 
death  of  Lyman  S.  Clarke  the  bar 
county  loses  one  ui  its  most  respected  mem- 
bers, the  church  one  of  its  most  active  mem- 
bers, the  community  a  Christian  gentleman, 
his  friends  an  agreeable  companion,  his  fam- 
ily a  most  gentle  and  kind  husband  an 
ther.  To  them  we  extend  our  most  sincere 
sympathy. 

"  'Resolved,  That  this  minute  be  e 
upon  the  records  of  the  court,  a  copy  5< 
the  family  and  that  it  be  furnished  the  press 
for  publication.' 

"In  moving  the  adoption  ot 
tions  Mr.  Duncan  paid  a  high  tribute  I 
Clarke,  whom  he  had  known  as  a  lawye 
as  a  near  neighbor  for  years.     Mr.  I' 
said,  in  brief:  "He  was  on<  st  ex 

emplary  domestic  men  I  ever  met.  He  was 
kind  and  gentle  to  his  family  yet  he  had  a 
degree  ot  firmness  and  oi  nositiveness.  He 
had  one  oi  the  kindest  hearts  that  ever  beat 
in  any  human  breast  and  that  governed  and 
controlled  him  in  all  his  ,    \s  a  mem- 


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ber  01  the  Bar  he  stood  well  and  was  highly  praise  was  not  untrue.  It  has  been  said  that 
respected.  The  whole  community  appreci-  he  has  not  recently  practiced  actively  at  the 
atcd  his  worth.'  liar.  I  am  led  to  l>elieve  that  this  was  be- 
"Mr.  Gillan  seconded  the  resolutions,  cause  his  physical  vigor  was  not  what  it  once 
Mr.  Clarke,  he  said,  had  earned  distinction  was.  When  I  came  to  the  Bar  he  was  an 
as  an  honest,  upright,  faithful  man.  'Any  of  active  member  of  it.  He  had  many  clients, 
us  of  whom  that  may  be  said  when  we  come  He  was  a  man  of  great  public  spirit.  During 
to  die  will  not  have  lived  in  vain.'  Mr.  his  nearly  fifty  years  at  the  Bar  he  has  ob- 
Clarke's  life  was  a  success,  Mr.  Gillan  said,  served  due  fidelity  to  the  court  and  to  his 
He  had  known  him  from  his  youth  and  to  clients.  This  is  a  high  tribute  to  pay  to  any 
him  Mr.  Clarke  was  always  the  soul  of  man.  In  his  walk  and  conversation  he  was 
kindness.  'Sometimes  we  do  not  measure  upright.  He  had  the  esteem  of  all  the  law- 
properly  the  opportunities  men  have.  Mr.  vers  and  all  who  knew  him.  He  was  honest 
Clarke  was  not  born  into  luxury.  He  came  and  required  honesty  in  others.  Whatever 
into  this  county  and  taught  school  when,  honored  and  dignified  mankind  he  respected 
even  more  than  now.  school  teaching  af-  in  others  and  cultivated  in  himself.  We  will 
forded  poor  remuneration.  He  leaves  behind  miss  him  as  a  neighbor  and  companion.  We 
him  an  unsullied  name.  Saying  this  we  have  bore  him  to  his  grave,  commanding  the  re- 
said  what  he  deserves.  He  will  be  missed  in  spect  and  esteem  of  all  who  knew  him  and  the 
the  church,  in  the  community  and  at  the  Bar.  love  of  his  closest  friends.'  " 
It  behooves  us  all  to  at  least  follow  in  the  Mr.  Clarke  was  first  married  to  Miss 
virtuous  footsteps  he  left  behind  him.'  Elizabeth  Aughinbaugh,  of  Chambersburg, 
"Mr.  Chambers  believed  that  it  would  be  sister  of  Dr.  G.  W.  Aughinbaugh,  of  Mer- 
many  years  before  Mr.  Clarke  will  be  forgot-  cersburg  College,  and  of  Edw.  Aughin- 
ten  in  this  community  and  especially  will  his  baugh,  of  Hagerstown.  Mrs.  Clarke  passed 
memory  be  long  treasured  at  the  Bar.  He  away  in  1S53,  and  on  March  8,  1855,  Mr. 
was  a  safe  and  reliable  counsellor  and  a  law-  Clarke  married  Miss  Catherine  M.  Swiler.  of 
yer  in  whose  integrity  everyone  always  had  Hoguestown.  Cumberland  Co.,  Fa.,  daugh- 
the  most  implicit  confidence.  1  le  was  genial,  ter  of  Mathias  and  Margaret  Swiler.  Mrs. 
unswerving  in  integrity,  had  the  courage  of  Clarke  is  still  a  resident  of  Chambersburg. 
his  convictions  and  always  stood  for  the  There  were  no  children  by  the  first  union,  but 
right.  It  was  an  honor  to  the  Bar  to  haw  by  the  second  there  were  four,  all  of  whom 
Mr.  Clarke  a  member  of  it  and  an  honor  l"  survive: 
the  county  to  have  him  as  a  citizen.  His  t.  Mary  Elizabeth. 
loss  will  be  mourned  and  regretted  for  many  2.  John  C.  (II). 
years  to  come.  t,.     Susan. 

Judge  Stewart  pronounced  an  eloquent  4.     Catherine  B. 

eulogium  over  Mr.  Clarke.    Briefly  reported,  (II)      JOHN      C      CLARKE      was 

he  said:     T  give  my  personal  concurrence  born     Aug.     7.     1850.     in     Chambersburg 

to  all  that  has  been  said  in  praise  of  the  mem-  and     received     his     education     there,     at- 

ory  of  Mr.  Clarke,  I  was  particularly  pleased  tending    the    public    schools    and    Cham- 

with  the  manner  in  which  the  delightful  char-  bersburg  Academy.    At  the  age  of  seventeen 

acter  ot  Mr.  Clarke  was  set  forth.     The  reso-  he  commenced  his  business  life  a<  bookkeeper 

Unions  were  not  lacking  in  praise,  and  that  for  E.  W.  Curriden,  who  conducted  a  book 


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and  stationery  business    ill    Chambersburg. 

After  lie  had  been  with  him  two  years,  Mr. 
M.  A.  Clendenin  bought  the  store,  and  Mr. 
Clarke  clerked  for  him  two  years,  after  which 
he  went  to  Waynesboro  and  learned  the  trade 
of  machinist  with  the  Gciser  Company.  Re- 
turning to  Chambersburg,  he  entered  the 
draughting  department  of  the  Taylor  Manu- 
facturing Company  of  this  place,  remaining 
with  them  nearly  three  years.  On  Jan.  i . 
1884,  he  engaged  in  the  hardware  business 
in  partnership  with  Jacob  S.  Brand,  with 
whom  he  continued  for  two  years,  at  the  end 
of  that  time  buying  out  his  partner,  and  he 
has  since  carried  on  the  business  alone.  In 
March,  1902,  he  moved  to  his  present  loca- 
tion, on  West  Market  street.  Mr.  Clarke  is 
a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  to 
which  he  has  belonged  for  many  years. 

Mr.  Clarke  was  married.  Jan.  17.  [898, 
to  Miss  Harriet  W.  Reid.  daughter  of  George 
Reid,  of  Norfolk,  Va.,  and  they  have  had 
children  : 

1.  Lyman  Stuart. 

2.  Elizabeth  Gray. 

3.  George  Reid. 

KENNEDY  FAMILY.  The  Ken- 
nedys of  Ayrshire  are  the  ancestors  not 
only  of  the  widespread  Kennedy  family  of 
America,  but  of  many  Scotch-Irish  Ameri- 
cans that  have  no  suspicion  that  they  are 
descended  from  this  turbulent  stock.  The 
Irish  archaeologists  trace  the  origin  of  the 
Kennedy  family  back  to  Donchuan,  brother 
of  Brian  Boru,  but  some  of  the  Scotch 
genealogists  are  content  with  one  Kenneth 
of  whom  nobody  knows  anything,  and  oth- 
ers find  the  beginning  with  Duncan  rle  Car- 
rick,  who  owned  a  considerable  estate  in 
Carrick.  Ayrshire,  about  the  beginning  of 
the  13th  century.  The  first  of  the  name 
on  record  ate  Alexander  Kennedy,  canon  of 
Glasgow,   and    lluwe     Kennedy,    chevalier. 


Lanarkshire,  who  swore  fealty  t..  Kii  £ 
ward   I  of   England.     These  names  appear 
on  the  Ragman  Roll  for  1296.     Sir  Gilbert 
de  Carrick  obtained  a  charter  of  the  lands 
of  Kennedy.     Sir  John  Kennedy 
son  of  Sir  Gilbert  de  Carrick  in  man) 
obtained  a  confirmation  charter  of  the  lands 
of  Castlys  from  King  David  II.     His  s 
Sir  Gilbert  Kennedy,  was  one  of  the  host- 
ages to  the  English,  in  1357.  for  the  libera- 
tion of  the  King. 

This  Sir  Gilbert  Kennedy  was  the  fa- 
ther by  his  first  marriage  with  Marion. 
daughter  of  Sir  James  Sandilands, 
Calder.  of  Thomas  Kennedy  of  p.argany: 
and  by  a  second  marriage,  of  Sir  Jame< 
Kennedy,  who  married  Mary  Stewart,  a 
daughter  of  King  Robert  II!.  I'rder  the 
circumstances  it  is  scarcely  surpHMng  that 
the  eldest  son  of  this  youngest  son  became 
the  first  Lord  Kennedy.  Sir  Gilbert  Ken- 
nedy, called  after  his  grandfather.  Sir  Gil- 
bert the  hostage,  who  was  the  first  Lord 
Kennedv.  was  grandfather  of  David  Ken- 
nedv.  the  third  lord  ami  first  Earl  f  Cas- 
silis.  The  first  Earl  of  Cassilis  fell  at  the 
battle  of  Flodden  in  1513.  leaving 
Gilbert,  by  Agues,  daughter  oi  William. 
Lord  Borthwick. 

Gilbert    Kennedy,    second    Earl 
silis.  was  killed  in  December,    1527-  while 
endeavoring  to  rescue  King  James  V 
the     Earl     of      \rran.       He   married    lso.hc: 
Campbell,  daughter  of  the  Earl 
and  had  a  son.  Gilbert. 

Gilbert  Kennedy,  third  Earl  of  Cass  - 
was  Lord  Treasurer  of  Scotland  under  King 
James  Y  anil  was  one  oi  the  peers  -1 
to  France  to  assist  at  the  marriage  of  Mary. 
Queen  '^\  ^C'^^,  with  Francis,  the  O.uiphin. 
afterward  King  Francis  II.  He  died  at 
Dieppe  in  1  5 5. S .  while  on  this  mission.  His 
wife  was  Margaret,  daughter  of  \le> 
Kennedv,   of   Bareanv.       \    sistei    of  M  ■ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  39 

caret  was  the  second  wife  of  John  Barcle,  of  fiction.     It  was  first  proposed  to  abduct 

of  Kilhcnzie.     Their  brother  was  also  Gil-  the  young  Laird  of  Bargany  and  his  brother, 

bcrt  Kennedy,  Laird  of  Bargany.     The  lat-  on  the  assumption  that  the  old  Laird  would 

ter  Gilbert   married    Janet     Stewart,     "the  die    for   sorrow,    because    he     would     have 

( Uieen's     Maideyne."        Gilbert      Kennedy,  "none  to  succeed  to  him  lx>t  Benand.  quha 

Earl    of    Cassilis,     had   two    sons,    Gilbert  is  one  deboishit  man."     The  Laird  1 

(fourth  Earl)  and  Thomas,  of  Culleen,  but  zene    (Sir   Thomas    Kennedy,   of    Culieen  1 

(iilbert    Kennedy   and    Janet     Stewart     had  objected  to  this,  "for  being  one  sistersone 

only  one  son,   Thomas,    who   died    without  of  the  house,  was  owr  neir  cumit  their-  1'  to 

issue.  craiff  their  bluid."     But  the  feud  could  not 

Gilbert  Kennedy,  fourth  Earl  of  Cas-  be  stopped.  There  was  a  plot  to  murder 
silis,  was  one  of  the  Privy  Council  to  Queen  the  tutor  of  Cassilis.  and  a  plot  to  murder 
Mary.  He  died  in  1576.  He  married  the  Laird  of  Colziane  iKilhenziei.  and  it 
Margaret  Lyon,  daughter  of  John,  ninth  was  only  after  much  violence  and  blood- 
Lord  Glamis,  and  had  two  sons,  John  (  fifth  shed  that  the  Earl  of  Cassilis  and  the  Laird 
Earl)  and  Gilbert,  Laird  of  Drumurchie.  of  Bargany  were  reconciled  through  the 
After  his  death  his  widow  married  James,  interposition  of  the  king.  With  the  excep- 
the  first  Marquis  Hamilton.  tion   of  Oliver    Barde.   whose  act    brought 

John  Kennedy,  fifth  Earl  of  Cassilis,  about  the  conflict,  the  parties  to  the  feud 
was,  like  his  grandfather,  Lord  Treasurer,  were  all  Kennedys,  descendant-  of  Sir  Gil- 
but  he  died  in  1610,  without  issue.  He  was  bert  Kennedy  of  Cassilis  by  his  two  mar- 
succeeded  by  his  nephew,  John  Kennedy,  riages.  The  Laird  of  Bargany,  whos<  sis- 
son  of  the  Laird  of  Drumurchie.  This  was  ter  was  despoiled  of  her  goods  by  the  Laird 
the  Earl  of  Cassilis  concerned  in  the  feud  of  Kilhenzie.  was  descended  from  Sir  Gil- 
with  the  Laird  of  Bargany.  occasioned  by  bert  Kennedy  and  Marion  Sandi lands,  while 
the  young  Laird  of  Kilhenzic's  treatment  of  the  Cassilis  Kennedys,  who  acknowledged 
his  stepmother,  to  whom  his  father  had  the  same  paternity,  sprang  from  the  daugh- 
"left  sum  wittuel,  quhilk  the  young  Laird  of  ter  of  a  king.  It  was  natural  under  the  cir- 
Keilzeny  had  tane  fra  hir  perforce."  She  cumstances  that  the  elder  branch,  who  were 
complained  to  her  brother,  the  Laird  of  only  lairds,  should  hate  with  Scottish  in- 
Bargany,  and  he  sent  his  sou  and  ten  or  tensity  the  younger  branch,  who  were  lords. 
twelve  horse  and  "brak  the  zett.  and  tuik  John  Kennedy,  sixtil  Earl  of  Cassilis. 
alfe  meikill  wittuel]  with  thame.  as  was  never  did  anything  more  important  than  to 
reft  fra  hir  and  her  feruand."  As  the  Laird  marry  well  and  have  children  who  also  mar- 
of  Keilzeny  (Kilhenzie)  was  a  depender  ried  well.  He  was  twice  married.  IPs 
of  the  Earl  of  Cassilis,  "my  Lord  thoct  first  wife  was  Jane  Hamilton,  daughter  of 
the  samin  done  to  him."  He  determined  Thomas,  the  first  Lord  Haddington.  She 
upon  a  reprisal  and  entrusted  the  job  to  John  left  him  two  daughters:  Catharine,  who 
Kennedy,  of  Carlok.  The  plots  and  conn-  married  William.  Lord  Cochran,  son  of  the 
terplots  that  resulted  from  this  trilling  reft  Earl  of  Dundonald :  and  Margaret,  who  be- 
of  "wittnell"  from  tin-  old  Laird  of  Kil-  came  the  wife  of  Dr.  Gilbert  Burnet.  Bishop 
henzie's  second  wife  would  have  furnished  of  Salisbury  and  the  celebrated  historian  of 
Sir  Walter  Scott  with  material  for  a  novel  his  own  time.  The  Earl  married  secondly 
as  striking  as  any  of  bis  picturesque  works  Margaret,  widow  oi  Henry,  L<  rd  Kerr,  and 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


daughter  of  William  Hay,  Earl  of  Errol. 
By  her  he  had  John,  his  successor;  and  a 
daughter,  Mary. 

The  Earl's  brother,  Col.  Gilbert  Ken- 
nedy, who  was  with  Cromwell  at  the  battle 
of  Marston  Moor(  was  in  Ireland  with  the 
Scotch  troops  in  1045.  when  he  was  only 
a  captain,  and  was  very  active  in  helping  to 
supply  the  Scotch  Presbyterians  in  Ireland 
with  ministers.  His  son,  the  Rev.  Anthony 
Kennedy,  was  ordained  minister  at  Templc- 
patrick,  Oct.  30,  1646,  where  he  remained 
until  his  death,  Dec.  11,  1697,  in  the  eighty- 
third  year  of  his  age.  Col.  Gilbert  Kennedy 
had  two  other  sons  Thomas  and  Gilbert, 
who  were  Presbyterian  ministers  in  Ireland. 
The  Rev.  Thomas  Kennedy  died  Jan.  20, 
1716,  leaving  four  sons,  Thomas  and  John, 
who  were  Presbyterian  ministers  in  Ire- 
land, and  Robert  and  William,  who  emi- 
grated to  Pennsylvania.  The  Rev.  Thomas 
Kennedy  was  moderator  of  the  General 
Synod  of  Ulster,  in  1696.  Thomas  Ken- 
nedy, Jr.,  was  ordained  by  the  Presbytery 
of  Tyrone.  Sept.  9.  1700.  and  John  Kennedy 
at  Beuburb,  July  13.  17 14.  The  Rev.  Gil- 
bert Kennedy,  the  younger  brother  of 
Thomas,  was  ordained  at  Girvan,  Ayrshire, 
in  1651.  Later  he  was  settled  at  Hun  Don- 
ald, near  Belfast,  where  he  died.  Feb.  (\ 
1688.  His  son  Gilbert  was  ordained  min- 
ister of  Tullylish  in  1704.  and  hail  also  a 
daughter  Catherine,  who  married.  May  15. 
1702,  the  Rev.  William  Tenuent.  the 
founder  of  the  celebrated  "Log  College"  at 
Neshaminy. 

DESCENDANTS 

OK 

WILLIAM  KENNEDY. 

(I)  WILLIAM  KENNEDY  (born  in 
the  North  of  Ireland  in  [695  -died  in 
Bucks  county.  Pa.,  in   1777  or  1778L  son 


of   the   Rev.    Thomas    Kennedy,    em:.- 

to    Pennsylvania,    with     his    elder     brother 

Robert,  in  1730,  and  settled  in  Bucks  c 

He  married  in  Ireland,  Mary   (or  Marian) 

Henderson,  and  they  had  issue: 

1.  Thomas. 

2.  James   (II). 

3.  Robert  (born  March  2S.  1733 — 
died  April  13,  1S12)  married  in  1764  Eliza- 
beth Heanrie.  They  had  issue :  John ; 
Mary  Ann,  who  married  John  R.  Reading; 
Jane,  who  married  Daniel  Reading;  Han- 
nah; Enoch;  Elizabeth,  who  married  James 
Matlack  ;  Keturah  Cook,  who  married  James 
Matlack ;  Robert  Heanrie:  and  Esther 
Heanrie.  who  married  John  Killie. 

4.  John  died  unmarried. 

5.  Lucy. 

6.  Mary  (died  July  29.  1817)  mar- 
ried Col.  Arthur  F.rwin.  who  was  ass 
ated  July  9,  1791.  He  was  a  soldier  of 
the  Revolution  and  became  an  ext< 
landowner.  They  had  issue :  Samuel : 
Frank;  Arthur:  John:  Rebecca,  who  mar- 
ried Dr.  McKeen :  and  Mary,  who  married 
Dr.  John  Cooper. 

7.  Rebecca  Jane  died  unmarried. 
(lit    JAMES    KENNEDY    (born    i" 

Bucks  county,  in  1730 — died  Oct.  2.  I 
son    of    William    and   Mary    1  Hendei 
Kennedy,    was   a    farmer.      Late    in 
lived  at  the  Gap.  Lancaster  county,  where 
he  owned  480  acres  of  lain!,   purchase 
1788.     He  married,  in  1761.  Jane  Maxwell 
(bom    1742  -died  Sept.  7.   17841. 
ter  oi  John    Maxwell,  oi  New   Jersc 
sister  oi  Gen.  William  Maxwell  <<f  the  Re\ 
lution.     James  and  Jane   (Maxwell)    Ken- 
nedy had  is^ue ; 

1.     Ann  (l>orn  1762)  married  Phineas 
Barber,  and  they  hail  iss-.ie:     James; 
who  married   William   Marr:  Lillie: 
Jane,     who     married     Ro|>ert 
Thomas  K.:   Nancv,  who  man 


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4i 


Henderson;  William;  Elizabeth,  who  mar- 
ried Robert  Moorhead;  Daniel  M. ;  Sallie, 
who  married  (first)  John  McCollum,  (sec- 
ond) Peter  Weigle;  Peggy,  who  married 
William  H.  Sullivan;  Jesse;  and  Robert. 

2.  Thomas  (born,  1764 — died,  1847) 
married  Margaret  Stewart,  and  they  had 
issue:  lames;  Sarah,  who  married  John 
Kerr;  Jane,  who  married  Alexander  Innes; 
Margaret,  who  married  Adam  D.  Runkle; 
Ann;  Elizabeth,  who  married  George  Bar- 
ber; Robert  S. ;  and  Mary. 

3.  William  (III). 

4.  John  (born  1768)  married  Eliza- 
beth Linn,  and  they  had  issue:  Jane  Max- 
well, who  married  Michael  Christian; 
James;  Thmomas;  Katharine;  John;  Mar- 
garet ;  and  Robert. 

5.  LuCY,  born  1770,  died  young. 

6.  Jam-,  (born  1772)  married  April. 
1791,  Samuel  Kennedy,  and  they  had  issue: 
Robert  Montgomery;  Jane  Maxwell,  who 
married  David  B.  King;  Nancy,  who  mar- 
ried Samuel  King;  Mary  Barber,  who  mar- 
ried William  King;  Thomas;  William  B. ; 
James;  Maxwell;  Tabitha,  who  married 
Samuel  Kennedy:  Elizabeth,  who  married 
Montgomery  Anderson;  and  Ann,  who  mar- 
ried Morris  J.  Iddings. 

7.  Elizabeth  (IV). 

S.  James  (born  1770)  married  Eliza- 
beth Maxwell,  and  they  had  issue:  lane: 
William  S. ;  and  Anna  Maria,  who  married 
George  S.  Green. 

9.  Robert  (V). 

10.  Mary  (born  1780)  married  John 
Logan,  and  they  had  issue:  Jane,  who  mar- 
ried James  Kennedy  Moorhead:  Eli/a: 
James  K. :  John  T. ;  and  Mary  K.,  who  mar- 
ried William  II.  Boyd. 

11.  Maxwell  (born  1782,  died  (844) 
married  Margaret  Maxwell,  and  they  had 
issue:     Elinor;  Robert  T. :  Winfield  Scott: 


Sylvester;    William    Maxwell;    and     Jane, 
who  married  Andrew  livers. 

illl)  Wii.iiAM  Kennedy  (bom  in  - 
1766— died  at  Easton,  Jan.  29,  1851  1.  son 
of  James  and  Jane  (.Maxwell)  Kennedy, 
served  in  the  Revolution  on  the  staff  of  his 
uncle,  Gen.  William  Maxwell,  of  New  Jer- 
sey.  He  represented  the  counties  of  Sussex 
and  Warren  in  the  New  Jersey  Legislature, 
and  was  Speaker  of  the  Assembly,  and  after- 
ward served  as  a  Judge  of  the  County 
Courts.  Eur  many  years  he  was  an  elder  of 
the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Greenwich.  N.  J. 
He  married  Sarah  Stewart,  and  they  had 
issue: 

1.  Robert  Stewart  died  young. 

2.  Jane,  born  May  5,  1791.  married 
Joseph  Kerr.     No  issue. 

3.  James  J.  (VI). 

4.  William  Maxwell  (born  Sept.  23. 
1795— died  Sept.  25.  1839)  married  Feb. 
17,  1825,  Maria  Kerr,  and  had  issue:  Jane 
and  Sarah. 

5.  Stewart  (VII). 

6.  Thomas  (born  Oct.  7.  1800 — died 
Oct.  4.  1827)  married  Jane  Corilla  Green. 
He  was  a  Presbyterian  minister. 

7.  Phineas  B.  I  born  Oct.  28,  '  - 
married  Priscilla  Kerr,  and  they  had  issue: 
Sarah  Jane,  who  married  Henry  R< 
William;  Alfred:  Francis:  Emma,  who  mar- 
ried Edwin  F.  Brewster;  Edward  Thomas; 
Elizabeth  Wilson;  Mary  Belle,  who  married 
John  E.  Kennedy;  John  Carr;  and  P.  B. 
Maxwell. 

8.  Sallie   (born  Oct    21,   1804 — died 
Tune  26.   1843)   married  George  S.  Green 
and  they  had  issue:  William  Henry;  ? 
Elizabeth,  who  married  Rev.  John  Thomas 
Duffield.  D.  D.;  Anna  Gorilla,  who  m 
(first)  Edward  D.  Ycomans,  («ecoinU  Mir- 
COt  S.  Morgan:  and  Edward  T. 

(IV)      Elizabeth     Kennedy     (bom 


4- 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


1774 — died  July  24.  1847),  daughter  of 
James  and  Jane  (Maxwell)  Kennedy,  mar- 
ried (first)  John  Young',  and  they  had  issue: 

1.  Jane  married  Jacob  Bare. 

2.  Eleanor  died  unmarried. 

3.  Maria,  (horn  fan.  1,  1801 — died  in 
1826)  married  in  1817.  William  Cowhide, 
and  they  had  issue:  Anna  Elizabeth,  who 
married  (first)  Pierson  Bates,  (second) 
Thomas  Jefferson  I'hilhs.  (third)  Samuel 
New;  Ellen;  Joseph  Benson;  John  Young; 
and  Maria. 

Mrs.  Young  married  (second)  William 
Moorhead,  and  they  had  issue  : 

1.  Eliza  (born  March  15,  1803 — died 
Aug.  29,  1858)  married  Jan.  24.  1820.  Will- 
iam Montgomery.  They  had  issue  :  Charles 
M.;  William  M. :  Emily  R..  who  married  S. 
L.  Russel ;  James  B. ;  Julia  E. ;  and  Sarah 
E.,  who  married  Dr.  T.  S.  Minor. 

2.  Ann,  born  Oct  24,  1804.  died  Feb. 
24,  1808. 

3.  James  Kennedy  (VIII). 

4.  William  Garroway  (born  July  7. 
181 1 )  married  Dec.  9.  1833,  Sarah  Cook. 
They  had  issue:  Catherine;  William  Elcw- 
theros;  and  Ysidora  Beatrice,  who  married 
Flenry  Henly  Dodge. 

5.  Joel  Barlow  (born  April  13, 
1813)  married  Feb.  7.  1837.  Elizabeth 
Hirons.  They  had  issue:  Charles  II irons: 
Ada  Elizabeth,  who  married  George  Clif- 
ford; Thomas;  Clara  Alice,  who  married 
Jay  Cooke.  Jr.:  and  Caroline  Frances,  who 
married  Joseph  Earlston  Thropp. 

6.  Adeline  died  unmarried  May  2. 
1877. 

7.  Henry  Clay,  horn  March  10.  1815, 

died  unmarried  April  15.  1861. 

(V)  ROBERT  KENNEDY  (born 
in  Lancaster  county.  July  4,  1778 — died  Oct. 
31,  1843),  son  of  James  and  Jane  (Max- 
well) Kennedy,  was  educated  under  the  Rev. 


Nathan  Grier,  of  Brandywine  Manor,  a-  1 
was  graduated   at    Dickinson   G  liege.   (     r- 
lisle,  in  1797.     He  was  licensed  to  pre:c':    at 
Upper  Octoraro.  Aug.  20.  1 799.  and  « 
dained  pastor  of  the  dreenca>tle  and 
Run  Presbyterian  churches.  Aug.    13. 
In   1816,  he  removed  to  Cumberland.   M 
but  returned  to  Welsh  Run  in  1825.  where 
he  remained  until  his  death.     He  was  a  man 
of    vigorous    intellect    and    a    fine    sc' 
especially     in     the     classics.      He     mar::-..-! 
(first)  Feb.  17.  1 80 1,  Jane  Herron  (bon 
Herron's    Branch,   in    1777 — died    May   31, 
1803),  daughter  of  John  and  Mary   I  Jac:  ) 
Herron.     She  was  a  sister  of  the  Rev.  Dr. 
Francis  Herron,  the  eminent    Presbyterian 
divine.     They  had  issue  : 

1.  John  Herron  (IX). 

2.  Robert,  born  May  11.  1803.  died 
Oct.  1,  1804. 

Mr.  Kennedy  married  (second,)  June  5. 
1806,  Mary  Davidson  1  born  Aug.  16,  1785 
— died  March  14,  1845),  daughter  of  Eli  is 
and  Agnes  (McDowell)  Davids<>n.  Her 
mother  was  a  daughter  oi  John  McDowei!. 
of  McDowell's  Mill.  Rev.  Robert  .  1 
Mary  Kennedy  had  issue: 

1.  Nancy  Davidson  (bom  April  13, 
1807 — died  July    16.    1842*    married 

2T,.   1824.  David  Hunt,  and  they  had  iss 
Robert  Thomas.  John  Davidson,  arid  Luther 
Martin. 

2.  James   Maxwell    (bom    Feb.    24. 
1800 — died  March  9,    1848)   married   N  >v. 
23.  1836,  Sabilla  Stone  Morns,  daugl  I 
Evan  Morris,  of  Chester  county 

issue:  llcrl>ert  Morris,  Amelia  Theresa  and 
James  Maxwell. 

3.  Eliza  J.  Herron.  bom  Feb.  5, 
r8l  1.  died  March  27.  1810. 

4.  Mary  Ann  <  born  Feb  4.  1813  — 
died  Jan.  23,  1863)  married  March  5.  is:  », 
1  ew  is    Martin.      Thev    had    issue :   ,v. 


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43 


Kennedy,     Mary    Elizabeth,     Emma     Bell, 

William  Thomas,   Sibilla   J.    K.,    Edward, 
Henry  Lewis  and  Ella. 

5.  Elias  Davidson,  born  May  30, 
1815,  died  June  20,  181 6. 

6.  Elizabeth  Jane  (born  June  15, 
1817 — died  Sept.  26,  1851)  married  July  20, 
1847,  Enoch  Bowen. 

7.  Elias  Davidson  (born  Dec.  27, 
1819)  married  April  20,  1854.  Agnes  Shields 
Clarke,  daughter  of  Thomas  Shields  and 
Eliza  (Thaw)  Clarke.  They  had  issue: 
Alice,  Davidson,  Clarke,  Charles  Clarke, 
Eliza  Clarke,  Albert  Edward  and   Howard. 

8.  Robert  Theophilus,  bom  Jan.  17, 
1822,  died  Aug.  8.  1822. 

9.  William  Thomas,  born  June  18, 
1825,  died  Dec.  8.  1855. 

10.  Henry  Martyn.  born  Aug.  5. 
1828,  died  Oct.  26,  1846. 

(VI)  JAMES  J.  KENNEDY  (bom  in 
Warren  county.  N.  J.,  July  14,  1793 — died 
Nov.  9,  1803),  son  of  William  and  Sarali 
(Stewart)  Kennedy,  was  a  farmer  in  his 
native  county  until  1839  when  he  removed  to 
Franklin  county,  purchasing  the  Dunlop 
farm  on  the  Conococheague.  below  Cham- 
bcrsburg,  which  is  now  the  property  of  his 
sou,  Col.  Thomas  B.  Kennedy.  It  was 
found  soon  after  his  removal  that  his  agri- 
cultural methods  were  more  advanced  than 
those  of  the  neighboring  farmers.  He  cut 
his  wheat  earlier  than  was  the  custom  in 
this  section.  At  first  lie  was  criticized  for 
this  apparent  haste,  but  it  was  not  many 
years  until  bis  neighbors  learned  that  wheat 
weighed  heavier  and  made  more  and  better 
flour  when  cut  early,  lie  was  ,1  Democrat 
and  an  ardent  politician,  and  be  made  friends 
with  .such  facility  that  be  was  made  an  \sso- 
fiate  Judge  in  1S42,  although  he  was  then 
resident  in  the  county  onlj  three  years.  In 
1847  be  was  the  Democratic  candidate  for 
the  State   Senate.      At    the  outbreak   of  the 


Civil  war  he  espoused  the  cau-c  of  the  Union 
with  the  decisiveness  and  energy  that  were 
parts  of  his  character.      He  was  a  man  of 
medium  height,  with  a  strong  and   rugged 
frame.     In  manner  he  was  cordial,  and  be 
always  had  a   friendly  greeting  for  : 
quaintances.     He  was  a  frequent  visitor  in 
Chambersburg  until  his  death,  coming  into- 
town  with  no  other  assistance  than  tl 
the  stout  stick  that  he  always  carried.     I  >ne 
who  knew  him  well  said  that  he  was  a  man 
after  his  own  pattern,  and  that  the  pattern 
was  unusually  good.     Judge  Kennedy  mar- 
ried Jan.  28.  1819.  Margaret  Cowell 
April  25.  1799 — died  Feb.  3.  1866).     They 
had  issue : 

1.  William   S..  born  Aug.  20.   1820. 
died  Aug.  22,  1842. 

2.  Ellen  H.  (born  Aug.  11.  1822") 
married  May  14.  1844.  Edmund  Cub 
(bom  Jan.  12.  1812 — died  March  4.  1SS3 
son  of  Dr.  Samuel  D.  and  Nancy  (Pur- 
viance)  Culbertson.  At  the  time  of  his 
death  he  was  president  of  the  National  Bank 
of  Chambersburg.  They  had.  issue:  Lucy. 
Emma  S..  Samuel  D..  Nancy  Purviance,  and 
James  Kennedy  (died  April  23.   .- 

3.  Joseph  C.  (born  May  15.  1N25 — 
died  Oct.  2~.  1002)  married  April  6,  1862, 
Margaret  Catharine  Smith  (born  March  21. 
,830 — died  July  23.  1885),  daughu 
Henry  Smith.  <^\  Chambersburg.  They  had. 
issue:  Thomas,  Margaret.  Henry  Smith. 
Emma,  Elizabeth.  Ariana  Ellen.  Jane  Pa- 
tience and  Mary. 

4.  Thomas  B.    (XV 

5.  EmMELINE  ( l>orn  June  11.  1829) 
married  Oct.  5.  1847,  William  L.  diamines 
(bom  Jan.  13.  1823— dial  April  20.  1^- 
son  of  Judge  George  and  Alice  A  1  Lyon) 
Chamber-..  They  ha  I  i<<ue  :  Alice  Arm- 
Strong,  Margaret  Kennedy,  Ellen  and  ( 

6.  Maxwell   (bom   Nov.   i".   1831  — 
died  March   10.   1885).  a  pi  I  June- 


44  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

don  City,   Kans     married,   Dec.    ,3|    ,859,  McKinley.    They  had  issue :  Daniel  McKi, 

Martha  Orr,  daughter  of  Col.  James  P..  Orr.  lev  an-!  fames  Stewart 
They    ljad    i^«e:    James,    Thomas,    John,         3.     Matilda  (bom  Oct.  ,.  182; 

Frank,  Hetfe  and  Margaret.  ried  May  i7,  ,855,  Edward  A 

7-    James  (born  Nov.  8,  1834)  married  had   issue:    fames.   Nellie    Mav    i 

Emma  Gray,      rhey  have  had  issue:  Gray,  Carroll.  Edward  and  Edith  Stewart 
Guy^  VVilham  and  Mary  Emma  (deceased).  4.      Elmira   I>orn  Marcl)  ]S       (,: 

b.     Margaret,    born    June     12,     1838,  April  1.  1S41. 

died  in  infancy.  c.  /u         <- 

5-     Stewart    (born    Sept.    1  5 

9-     JOHN  Logan  (born  Nov.  8.  1840),    was  a  surgeon.  U.  S.  N..  and  died  •,nm,r- 

lives  m  California.     He  married  November,  ried  March  8.  1864 

1881,  Henrietta  Wright,  and  they  had  issue:  6.     William     (born    Sept     -     ,8*8 

Carrie.  j-  a  . x  .  ,   . 

,,,„     „_  aied  " )•  uas  a  lauver  and  lOurualisL 

(VII)  STEWART  KENNEDY  ,  born  He  married    ,  first)    Ellen  Culbertson.    and 

Sep  .  17,  i798-d,ed  March  1.  1852),  son  of  (second)  Mary  Hanch.    By  his  second  mar- 

William    and    Sarah    (Stewart)     Kennedy,  riage  he  had  issue:  Stewart,   William  and 

was  a  physician  and  practiced  his  profession  Helen. 

at      Chambersburg.      He      married      May  (VIII)    TAMES  KENNEDY   ' 

3.     1821,    Ann    Ferguson,    and     they    had  HEAD   (born  in  Dauphin  countv.  &         ; 

1SSUC:     c  /L  1806— died  March  6.  1884).  son  oi  William 

1.     Sarah   (born  Feb.   11,   1822-died  and  Elizabeth  Kennedy  (Young)  Moorhead 

Aug-    25,    1853)    married    April    9,    1850.  was  a  contractor  on  the  Pennsvlvani 

James   Cra.g  McLanahan    (born   Sept.    12,  1827-38,  when  he  became  interested  in  die 

1816-died   in   1893),   son  of  Samuel  and  Pioneer  Packet  Line  between   Phil 

Margaret  (Allison)  McLanahan,  of  Antrim  and  Pittsburgh.    In  r839,  he  was  a, 

township.     They  had  issue:  Stewart  Ken-  postmaster  of   Pittsburgh      He  was 

nedy,  who  died  young;  and  Samuel,  a  Pres-  sively  engaged  in  business  in  that  cm    for 

Ne  "J"  mmiSter'   liVm?  at  Lawrencevi,le«  many  y^.  ™d  amassed  a  large  I 

cu  Jersey.  j{e  was  a  representative  in  Congress    1859- 

2.     James  Ferguson    (born  Sept.    i7,  69.     Mr.  Moorhead  married  Dec    17      - 

1824-died  Sept.  6.  1001)  was  graduated  at  Jane  Logan,  of  Lancaster  countv    . 

Lafayette  College.  Easton,  in   1839,  and  at  had  issue: 

Princeton  Theological  Seminary,  in   1845.  '•     Maxwell    (born   Sept     s     ,8*i) 

He  was  ordained  by  the  Presbytery  of  Lu-  married  Apr,!   24.    t855.   Marv    IP 

zerne,  Dec.  r2,   r848.  as  past,,,   at   Berwick,  and   they   had   issue:   Lizzie    H.   and    feme 

lie    was    principal    of    the    Chambersburg  Logan 

Academy,  1851-55,  and  pastor  of  the  Dick-  '2.     John  Logan,  born  Feb     ,     ,8« 

inaon  Church.   1855-5,,.     He  lost  the  sight  died  ran,  29    1835 

of  an  eye  in 1  1856.  and  became  totally  blind  3      Caroline  Louisa,  born     lulv    16 

m  1JS57.     Notwithstanding  his  affliction  he  1834.  died  Sept.  4    1834 

was  a  hard  student  and  an  authority  on  Bibli-  4.     Mary    Euzadeth     born    Ii.lv    io 

cal    interpretation.      Dr.    Kennedy    married  iS;o 

J«ly    6.    ,852.    Louisa    Weiss    McKinlev.  '5.     Henrietta  Louisa    i 

daughter  ol  Rev.  Daniel  and  Mary  (Wyeth)  1838. 


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6.  William  Jefferson  (born  Feb.  17, 
1840)  married  Jan.  5,  1864,  Emily  B. 
Black,  and  they  had  issue:  Lizzie  Butler, 
James  Kennedy.  Samuel  W.  Black,  Helen 
and  Maxwell  K. 

7.  James  Henry,  bom  Jan.  26,  1842, 
died  Feb.  7,  1849. 

8.  Jane  Adeline  (born  Aug.  18. 
1844)  married  Oct.  24,  1867,  James  B. 
Murdock,  a  physician.  They  had  issue: 
James  K.  Moorhead,  John,  Florence  and 
William  Moorhead. 

(IX)  JOHN  HERRON  KENNEDY 
(born  at  Herron's  Branch  Nov.  11,  1801 — 
died  Dec.  15,  1840),  son  of  Rev.  Robert 
and  Jane  (Herron)  Kennedy,  was  gradu- 
ated at  Jefferson  College,  Canonsburg,  in 
1820  and  at  the  Princeton  Theological  Sem- 
inary, in  1823.  He  was  licensed  to  preach 
in  October,  1822,  and  was  ordained  pastor 
of  the  Sixth  Presbyterian  Church  of  Phila- 
delphia in  November  1825.  In  1830  he  be- 
came processor  of  mathematics  in  Jefferson 
College,  and  took  charge  of  the  Centre  con- 
gregation near  Canonsburg.  He  afterward 
accepted  the  chair  of  Natural  Philosophy 
and  Chemistry,  which  he  retained  until  his 
death.  Prof.  Kennedy  married  Feb.  15, 
1827,  Harriet  McCalmont,  and  they  had 
issue : 

1.  Ann  Kittera,  born  Nov.  16.  182S. 

2.  Robert  Peebles  (born  Feb.  3. 
1831)  is  a  Presbyterian  minister  at  Red 
Clay  Creek. 

3.  George  McCalmont,  born  June  6, 
'^33.  died  unmarried.  1856. 

4-  James  Maxwell  (bom  Jan.  5. 
1831) — died  unmarried,  Sept.  20,  1871  ).  was 
a  lawyer  in  California. 

5.     Francis    Herron    (horn    Feb.    5, 

'829 — died  June  jo,  1871),  was  a  lawyer  in 
California. 

(X)  THOMAS  B.  KENNEDY  (born 
in  Warren  county,   N.    ]..   Aujr.    1.    1827), 


son  1  if  James  J.  and  Margaret  (Cowcll) 
Kennedy,  came  to  Franklin  county  with  his 
parents  in  1839  and  received  his  academic 
education  at  the  Chamber sburg  Academy. 
He  entered  the  Sophomore  class  of  Marshall 
College,  Mercersburg.  at  the  age  of  fourteen 
and  was  graduated  with  honors  in  1S44. 
When  the  Mexican  war  broke  out  under 
President  Polk  he  was  an  earnest  applicant 
for  a  lieutenancy  in  the  1st  Pennsylvania 
Regiment,  but  the  appointment  went  to 
Charles  T.  Campbell,  a  heroic  soldier,  who 
rose  to  the  rank  of  brigadier-general  in  the 
Civil  War.  He  studied  law  with  Judge 
Alexander  Thomson,  and  was  admitted  to 
the  Franklin  County  Bar,  April  11.  •• 
The  next  year  he  crossed  the  Plains  as  the 
leader  of  a  party  bound  for  California,  where 
he  engaged  in  mining  for  gold  and  at  the 
same  time  entered  upon  the  practice  of  his 
profession  at  Downicville.  In  1851  he  re- 
turned to  Chambersburg.  where  he  soon  ob- 
tained a  lucrative  practice,  and  was  elected 
District  Attorney  in  1854.  After  his  mar- 
riage he  spent  six  months  traveling  in 
Europe.  Upon  his  return  he  entered  into 
partnership  with  the  Hon.  lames  Nill, 
of  the  leading  members  of  the  Franklin 
Count)-  Bar  at  that  time.  The  firm  of  Nill 
&  Kennedy  had  a  very  extensive  practice. 
and  continued  until  Mr.  Nill  was  elected 
President  Judge  oi  the  district  in  iS 
After  Judge  Nill  was  elevated  to  the  Bench 
Mr.  Kennedy  retained  the  extensive  business 
ni  the  firm,  first  in  partnership  with  T.  J<  :- 
ferson  Nill.  the  firm  name  being  chang 
Kennedy  &  Nill.  and  later  with  John  S 
art.  now  President  Judge  of  the  district,  as 
Kennedy  &  Stewart.  His  position  at  the 
Bar  may  be  judged  from  the  large  number 
oi  Supreme  Court  cases  in  which  his  name 
appears,  many  oi  them  leading 
authorities  on  the  p>ints  decided  Res  '.- 
his  law    practice  he  had  larg  inter- 


40  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

ests  and  was  connected  with  the  Cumberland  pacity.  Energetic  in  action,  sound  in  judg- 
Valley  Railroad  as  stockholder,  director  and  ment,  wise  in  counsel,  fair  in  dealing,  and 
counsel.  When  Judge  Watts,  the  president  gentle  and  sympathetic  in  demeanor,  Mr 
of  the  company,  resigned,  in  iSjj,  to  become  Kennedy  moved  to  the  front  as  a  leader,  as 
commissioner  of  Agriculture  under  Presi-  by  natural  right.  Perhaps  one  of  the  great- 
dent  Grant,  Mr.  Kennedy  was  elected  his  est  secrets  of  his  success  in  managing  the 
successor  as  president  of  the  Cumberland  affairs  of  the  Cumberland  Valley  Railroad 
Valley  Railroad.  His  familiarity  with  the  was  his  relations  with  his  fellow  employes, 
business  of  the  company,  his  capacity  as  a  He  has  always  taken  the  deepest  interest 
.man  of  affairs,  and  his  accurate  knowledge  in  the  welfare  of  those  in  the  company's  em- 
of  the  country  and  its  needs,  had  early  indi-  ploy,  and  has  kept  himself  in  personal  touch 
cated  him  as  the  proper  person  to  become  with  them,  knows  them  by  name,  sympa- 
Judge  Watts'  successor.  Under  his  man-  thizes  with  them  in  their  sorrows,  rejoices 
agement  the  road  had  been  developed  and  with  them  in  their  prosperity,  patiently  hear? 
improved  to  a  remarkable  extent.  When  he  their  real  or  fancied  grievances,  and  in  a 
assumed  the  presidency  it  was  only  a  local  gentle  manner  sets  them  right,  or  rights 
enterprise  and  a  feeder  of  the  Pennsylvania  their  wrongs.  The  result  of  this  attitude  has 
Railroad.  Through  his  foresight  and  enter-  been  to  surround  him  with  a  corps  oi  intelli- 
prise  the  main  line  of  the  Cumberland  Valley  gent  and  loyal  co-workers  that  are  a  credit 
road  was  extended  to  Winchester,  Ya.,  and  to  him  and  the  Company.  His  personal 
the  two  branches — the  South  Penn  Railroad,  magnetism,  his  devotion  to  his  friends,  his 
and  the  Mont  Alto  Railroad  (now  the  Cum-  quiet  dignity,  and  the  conscientious  manner 
berland  Valley  &  Waynesboro  Railroad)  in  which  he  has  conducted  the  affairs  of  the 
were  built  in  the  early  years  of  his  adminis-  Company  he  has  so  well  served,  are  feature- 
tration.  The  result  of  his  careful  but  pro-  of  his  life  that  have  impressed  all  who  have 
gressive  methods  had  been  to  afford  the  come  in  contact  with  him.  He  has  ah 
people  of  the  Cumberland  and  Shenandoah  prominently  identified  with  every  movement 
Valleys  a  service  that  is  not  surpassed  by  for  the  advancement  of  the  Valley,  and  has 
that  of  any  railroad  in  the  United  Slates.  In-  always  liberally  aided  in  local  enterprises 
deed,  it  can  be  claimed  for  it  that  the  facili-  tending  to  promote  the  welfare  of  the  corn- 
ties  for  travel  arc  better  than  those  afforded  munity.  For  many  years  he  has  served  as 
by  the  great  trunk  lines  of  an  equal  distance  one  of  the  trustees  of  the  Cham!>ersburL; 
from  the  leading  cities.  This  m  itself  is  a  Academy.  He  was  one  of  the  orig 
great  achievement,  and  the  freight  traffic  and  founders  of  Wilson  *.  liege,  and  ha- 
has  also  grown  enormously.  Both  tor  pass-  been  a  member  of  its  board  oi  mar,... 
cngers  and  freight  the  road  is  the  most  mi-  since  its  foundation. 

portant  of  its  kind  in  the  United  States,  and  Mr.    Kennedy    married   April    22,    1856 

it  will  continue  to  grow  in  importance  rrom  Ariana  Stuart  Riddle,  (bom  Oct    a.  1836) 

the  initiative  that  President  Kennedy  gave  it,  daughter  oi  John  Stuart  and  Mary  t  Bemus  | 

both  in  the  earlier  and  later  years  of  his  man-  Riddle.     They  have  issue  : 
agement.      lie  is  still  active  in  the  develop  1.      John  STUART   tXH. 

ment   of   its   facilities  and   in   promoting  the  2.      M,vk\      MARGARET     married      Rev. 

increase  in  its  business  and  its  carrying  ca-  Alexander  R.  Stevenson  (XII). 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


47 


3.  MOORHEAD  CoWELL   (XIII). 

4.  James  Riddle,  born  Oct.  j6,  1863. 
died  Jan.  1,  1871. 

5.  Thomas  Benjamin  (XIV). 

6.  Ariana  Rebecca  married  Irvin  C. 
Elder  (XV). 

[Since  the  above  was  written  we  have 
received  notice  of  Mr.  Kennedy's  death,  on 
June  19,  1905. — Ed.] 

(XI)  JOHN  STUART  KENNEDY 
{born  June  21,  1858),  son  of  Thomas  B. 
and  Ariana  S.  (Riddle)  Kennedy,  was  edu- 
cated at  the  Chambersburg  Academy,  and 
afterward  graduated  from  the  Scientific  De- 
partment of  Andover  (Mass.)  Academy  in 
the  class  of  1877.  He  later  studied  Mining 
Engineering,  Chemistry  and  Metallurgy  for 
several  years  at  the  Rensselaer  Polytechnic 
Institute  at  Troy,  N.  Y.,  and  for  one  year 
at  the  school  of  Mines,  Columbia  College. 
New  York  City.  Since  1880  he  has  been  en- 
gaged in  the  iron  business,  and  for  the  last 
five  years  has  been  the  general  manager  of 
the  Musconetcong  Iron  Works  at  Stanhope. 
N.  J.  In  April,  1902,  he  organized  the  Citi- 
zens National  Bank  of  Netcong,  N.  J.,  of 
which  he  is  the  president.  Mr.  Kennedy 
married  Jan.  17,  iSSX.  Lucy  Harrison  Tay- 
lor, daughter  of  Dr.  R.  Kidder  Taylor,  of 
Lynchburg,  Va..  and  Lavinia  (Harrison) 
Taylor,  of  Brandon,  Virginia. 

(XII)  MARY  MARGARET  KEN- 
NEDY (born  Dec.  3.  1859),  daughter  of 
Thomas  B.  and  Ariana  S.  (Riddle)  Ken- 
nedy, married  April  1  1.  1882,  Alexander 
Russell  Stevenson  (born  Dec.  jo.  1856), 
son  of  John  M.  and  Margaretta  E.  t  Paxton) 
Stevenson.  He  is  descended  from  Joseph 
Stevenson,  an  early  settler  in  Letterkenny 
township  and  a  member  of  Rockv  Spring 
Presbyterian  Church.  Joseph  Stevenson, 
the  pioneer,  bad  two  sons.  John  and  Robert, 
and    two    daughters.    Mary     (who    married 


Stephen  Caldwell)  and  Rebecca  (who  mar- 
ried James  Scott).  John  Stevenson  re- 
moved to  Westmoreland  county  and  Robert 
died  before  his  father.  Mr.  Stevenson's, 
great-grandfather,  Joseph  Stevenson,  was  a 
son  of  Robert.  He  removed  to  the  West 
in  1803.  He  had  two  sons,  George  and  John 
Mitchell.  His  sister  Elizabeth  married 
Zachrias  Sprigg.  John  Mitchell  Stevenson 
married  Nancy  Russell,  a  daughter  of  Alex- 
ander and  Mary  (McPherson)  Russell,  of 
Bedford.  Mrs.  Stevenson  was  a  niece  of 
Judge  Riddle,  her  mother  being  a  daughter 
of  Col.  Robert  McPherson.  of  York.  John 
McPherson  Stevenson,  son  of  John  Mitchell 
and  Nancy  ( Russell )  Stevenson,  married 
Margaretta  E.,  daughter  of  James  D.  and 
Jane  M.  (Miller)  Paxton.  and  they  had 
issue:  William  Paxton  (born  Feb.  24.  1855) 
and  Alexander  Russell  (born  Dec.  29, 
1856).  The  elder  son  was  named  after  his 
maternal  grandfather,  the  Rev.  William 
Paxton,  D.  D.,  for  half  a  century  pastor  of 
the  Lower  Marsh  Creek  Presbyterian 
Church,  and  the  younger,  who  is  a  Presby- 
terian minister,  for  his  great-grandfather. 
Alexander  Russell,  who  was  lieutenant  of 
Capt.  Alexander's  company  in  the  Seventh 
Regiment,  Pennsylvania  Line.  Rev.  Alex- 
ander Russell  Stevenson  was  graduate  1  at 
Princeton  College  in  1876.  and  at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary  in  1880.  He  was  or- 
dained by  the  Presbytery  of  Lehigh,  and  was 
pastor  of  the  Brainerd  Presbyterian  Church, 
Easton,  Pa.,  1880  88,  and  oi  the  First  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Schenectady,  since  :vv< 
Rev.  A.  Russell  and  Mary  M.  (Kennedy) 
Stevenson  have  issue: 

1.       Thomas   KENNEDY,  Kirn    Nov.    10, 
1883 

Caroline  Paxton.  born  March  5, 
t8S8,  died  Nov.  28,   [895, 

3.     Alexander    Russell,    born    May 
28,  1S93. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY, 


4.  Stuart  Riddle,  born  Nov.  14, 
1896. 

(XIII)  MOORHEAD  COVVELL 
KENNEDY  (horn  March  10,  1862),  son 
of  Thomas  B.  and  Ariana  S.  (  Riddle)  Ken- 
nedy, was  educated  at  the  Chambersburg 
Academy,  and  was  graduated  from  the 
Scientific  Department  of  Andover  (Mass.) 
Academy,  in  1880.  He  then  entered  the 
John  C.  Green  School  of  Science  of  Prince- 
ton University,  from  which  he  was  gradu- 
ated in  1884,  with  the  degree  of  Civil  En- 
gineer. While  at  school  and  college  he  took 
an  active  part  in  athletic  sports,  and  in  his 
Senior  year  at  Princeton  gained  a  position 
on  the  University  football  team.  This  love 
for  sport  and  outdoor  life  led  him.  upon 
graduation  from  college,  to  the  plains  of 
Wyoming,  where  he  purchased  a  ranch  and 
engaged  in  the  cattle  business  in  those  stir- 
ring times  between  1884  and  1887.  From 
there  he  moved  to  Junction  City,  Kans., 
where  he  organized  and  conducted  a  private 
bank  under  the  firm  name  of  Kennedy  & 
Kennedy  until  1889,  when  he  returned  to 
Chambersburg  to  resume  his  chosen  profes- 
sion and  entered  the  service  of  the  Cumber- 
land Valley  Railroad,  as  assistant  to  the 
President.  While  only  a  boy  in  years,  his 
inclination  in  this  direction  was  manifested 
by  his  spending  a  summer's  vacation  as  fire- 
man on  one  of  the  old  wood  burning  pass- 
enger locomotives  named  "Col.  Lull."  then 
in  use  on  the  Cumberland  Valley  Railroad. 
while  other  ot  his  vacations  were  spent  in 
the  fields  on  Engineering  Corps.  In  his 
course  of  studies  he  was  specially  attracted 
to  those  subjects  that  were  related  to  rail- 
road matters.  The  same  interests  that  so 
early  engaged  his  thoughts  distinguish  him 
now.  In  1892  he  was  elected  to  his  present 
position  of  Vice-President  of  the  company, 
and  in  1903,  when  the  vast  increase  of  the 


business  of  the  road  required  a  reorganiza- 
tion of  the  official  staff,  the  duties  of  General 
Superintendent  were  added  to  those  that  he 
then  filled  as  Vice-President.  These  duties 
are  very  exacting,  but  both  by  natural  apti- 
tude and  educational  training  he  is  spectally 
fitted  for  the  work  in  which  his  interest  cen- 
ters, and  his  chief  pride  is  in  maintaining 
and  advancing  the  standard  of  the  road 
with  which  he  is  connected.  He  enjoys  in  a 
marked  degree  the  confidence  of  the  public 
and  the  respect  of  his  associates,  and  was 
one  of  the  founders  and  is  now  vice-presi- 
dent of  the  Valley  National  Bank  of  Cham- 
bersburg, Pa.  He  lives  during  the  summer 
at  his  country  home.  "Ragged  Edge."  along 
the  upper  Conococheague  Creek,  on  the  line 
of  the  Waynesboro  branch  of  the  Cumber- 
land Valley  Railroad. 

Mr.  Kennedy  married.  June  J5.  iSgr. 
Margaret  Odbert  Coyle  (born  Sept.  14. 
1862),  daughter  of  James  Huston  and  Su- 
san (McCurdy)  Coyle.  of  Philadelphia. 
They  have  issue : 

1.  Thomas  B.  (Ill),  born  Sept.  13. 
1S92. 

2.  James  Coyle,  bom  Nov.  30,   i&jj. 

3.  Margaret  Riddle,  born  Jul)  21, 
1896. 

4.  MOORHEAD  Cowell.  Jr..  born  Jan. 
iS,  1901. 

(XIV)  THOMAS  BENJAMIN  KEN- 
NEDY (bom  Oct.  22.  1870),  son  ox 
Thomas  B.  and  Ariana  S.  (Riddle)  Ken- 
nedy, was  educated  at  the  Chambersburg 
Academy,  and  afterward  studied  a  year  at 
Lafayette  College  and  two  years  at  I 
ton.  After  leaving  college  he  went  West. 
but  returned  to  Chambersburg  and  enten  I 
the  service  oi  the  Cumberland  Valley  Rail- 
road, and  now  occupies  the  position  of 
Supervisor  iii  the  Cumberland  Vallej 
road.      He   married.    April    4,    1S95,    Annie 


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49 


Trimmer  (born  Nov.  21,  1869 — died  Dec. 
ii,  1903),  daughter  of  A.  M.  and  Lavinia 
(Price)  Trimmer.    They  have  issue : 

1.  Kathleen  Stuart,  born  Aug.  23, 
1896. 

2.  Ariana     Riddle,     born    Oct.     28, 
1898. 

(XV)  ARIANA  REBECCA  KEN- 
NEDY (born  Nov.  20,  1871),  daughter  of 
Thomas  B.  and  Ariana  S.  (Riddle)  Ken- 
nedy, married  Jan.  17,  1899.  Irvin  Cam- 
eron Elder  (born  Dec.  12,  1868),  son  of 
John  A.  and  Nancy  M.  (Widney)  Elder, 
of  Path  Valley.  He  is  descended  from  Rob- 
ert and  Eleanor  Elder,  who  came  from 
Lough  Neagh,  in  Ireland,  to  Paxtang  about 
1730,  through  their  eldest  son,  Robert,  a 
brother  of  the  Rev.  John  Elder,  the  famous 
"fighting  parson"  of  the  French  and  Indian 
War.  Robert  Elder,  the  grandson  of  Rob- 
ert, the  immigrant,  settled  in  Path  Valley 
with  his  wife,  Mary,  where  he  died  in  1S07; 
their  second  son,  Samuel  Elder,  married 
Jane  Trousdel,  and  had,  among  other  chil- 
dren, Samuel  Elder,  who  married  Martha 
(laughter  of  George  M.  Alexander.  The 
eldest  son  of  Samuel  and  Martha  (Alex- 
ander) Elder  was  John  Alexander  Elder 
(born  Jan.  20,  1839),  who  married  April" 
16,  1863,  Nancy  M.  Widney  bom  April 
30,  1842),  daughter  of  Johnston  and  Mary 
(Skinner)  Widney.  John  A.  and  Nancy 
M.  (Widney)  Elder  have  two  sons,  J. 
Brintou  and  Irvin  C.  Irvin  C.  Elder  was 
educated  in  the  public  schools  and  at  the 
Dry  Run  Academy,  and  was  graduated  at 
Lafayette  College,  Easton,  in  18S9.  He 
studied  law  with  O.  C.  Bowers,  Esq..  of 
Chambersburg,  and  was  admitted  to  the 
Franklin  County  Bar  in  1S91.  lie  at  once 
began  the  practice  in  Chambersburg.  In 
1900  lie  associated  himself  in  the  practice 
of  the  law  with  Joshua  W.  and  Walter  K. 
Sharpe,  the  firm  taking  the  name  oi  Sharpe. 


Sharpe  &  Eider.  This  partnership  was  dis- 
solved in  1901,  and  reorganized  under  the 
name  of  Sharpe  &  Elder.  It  consists  of 
Walter  K.  Sharpe  and  Irvin  C.  Elder. 

ABRAHAM    B.    LAND1S,  one  of  the 

leading  citizens  of  Waynesboro,  Pa.,  an  in- 
ventor of  note,  and  superintendent  of  the 
Landis  Tool  Works,  which  he  founded,  was 
born  April  11,  1854.  on  the  farm  on  Antic- 
tarn  Creek,  about  two  miles  south  from  Way- 
nesboro, where  his  father,  Benjamin  N.  Lan- 
dis, settled  when  he  came  from  Lancaster 
county.  Pennsylvania. 

Our  subject's  father  died  when  he  was 
but  one  and  a  half  years  of  age  and  he  was 
taken  by  his  mother  back  to  her  parents' 
home  in  Lancaster  county,  near  Lititz.  There 
he  remained  with  his  mother  until  lie  was  ten 
years  old,  going  then  to  an  uncle,  Jacob  Hav- 
erstick,  near  Millersville,  Lancaster  county, 
where  he  spent  two  years,  during  which  time 
lie  attended  the  Model  School  department  oi 
the  State  Normal  School  at  Millersville.  In 
the  tall  of  1866  he  went  to  live  with  Christian 
Frantz,  who  resided  on  the  New  Holland 
pike,  a  few  miles  east  from  Lancaster  City, 
and  there  he  remained  until  the  next  spring. 
attending  school  that  winter.  His  mother 
having  removed  to  Lancaster  City.  Abraham 
B.  joined  her  there  in  the  spring  of  1S07. 
and  there  attended  school  until  1868.  when 
he  went  to  learn  the  machinist  trade  in  the 
establishment  of  his  brothers.  Franklin  F. 
and  Ezra,  who  had  as  partner  a  cousin.  Jacob 
Landis,  the  firm  being  known  as  Landis  & 
Co.  Our  subject  served  a  full  apprenticeship 
oi  three  years,  and  continued  to  work  for  the 
company,  which  sometime  afterward  became 
that  i>i  Landis,  Prick  &  Co.  This  last  firm 
sold  out  to  John  Best,  and  with  him  Mr. 
Landis  continued  until  1873, 

About    1874   Franklin  F.  Landis  started 
a  small  business  for  the  manufacture  ^i  steam 


r& 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


engines,  of  which  Abraham  B.  Landis  he- 
came  a  partner,  the  firm  being  styled  F.  F. 
&  A.  B.  Landis.  They  manufactured  in  a 
small  way  portable  steam  engines  until  the 
fall  of  1878,  when  they  met  with  financial 
difficulties,  and  later  sold  their  effects,  good 
will,  etc.,  to  the  Geiser  Manufacturing  Com- 
pany, of  Waynesboro,  to  which  place  the 
brothers  removed. 

In  January,  1880,  Mr.  Landis  entered  the 
employ  of  the  Geiser  Company  as  foreman 
of  the  engine  department  of  the  machine 
shops.  A  year  later  when  a  tool  department 
was  established,  he  was  placed  in  charge, 
continuing  until  January,  1890,  during  which 
time  numerous  improvements  on  tools  in  his 
charge  brought  out  the  Landis  grinding  ma- 
chine and  other  tools,  which  he  and  his 
brother,  F.  F.  Landis,  began  to  manufacture 
under  the  former's  patents,  in  January,  iS<),  1, 
The  business  started  in  a  small  way  under 
the  title  of  Landis  Brothers.  Passing  through 
the  financial  crisis  of  1893,  want  of  capital 
rn^de  this  enterprise  an  uphill  business  for  a 
time,  but  they  persevered  and  their  machines 
grew  into  favor,  the  business  increasing  from 
year  to  year  until  it  grew  almost  out  of  their 
financial  capacity,  until  April  j^,,  iSgj.  when 
a  fire  destroyed  their  entire  plant. 

Having  previously  had  in  view,  owing  to 
their  limited  capital,  the  incorporation  of 
their  business,  following  the  fire  the)  decided 
to  put  their  plans  to  that  effect  into  force. 
and  meeting  with  an  immediate  response 
from  the  citizens  of  Waynesboro,  the  Landis 
Tool  Company  was  formed  in  four  days  time, 
with  an  authorized  capitalization  of  $100,000, 
halt  of  the  sum  being  paid  up.  They  re- 
built on  the  old  site,  enlarging  extensively. 
The  business  continued  to  grow,  and  in  De- 
cember, [898,  the  capital  stock  was  increased 
to  $75,000,  and  in  1000.  it  wa-  further  in- 
creased to  $100,000,  and  in  1001.  to  $150.- 
OOO,  and  in  1902,  to  $250,000.     The  original 


officers  of  the  company    were    a 
President,  A.    II.   Strickler:   vice-pre 
Daniel  Hoover;  secretary.  J.  E.  1 
eral  superintendent,  A.  B.  Landis. 
A.   II.  Strickler.   Daniel  Hoover,   I".   Forth- 
111:111,    W.    H.    Snyder.    Ezra   Frick.    Reuben 
Shover,  T.  B.  Smith,  W.  T.  Omwake,  an<: 
S.  B.  Rhinehart.     The  official  1-    .-  . 
present  company  are  the  .-aire  as  the  above 
with   the  exception  of  Mr.   Shover,   w 
deceased,     and      was     succeeded     by      lay 
Shank,  and  the  officers  are  the  same  ai 
merly. 

The  Landis  Tool  Co.  manufactures 
grinding  machines  for  finishing  spindles  and 
shafts  of  machinery,  and  does  an  annua! 
amount  of  business  of  SJ50.000.  the  ma- 
chines selling  in  the  market-  of  the  United 
States,  Europe,  and  all  countries  where  man- 
ufacturing of  machinery  is  carried  •■;. 
company  employs  over  300  workmen  and 
has  one  of  the  best  equippe  in  the 

world,  the  power  being  electricity. 

Owing  to  the  great  demand  1*01 
ing  machines  made  by  the  La 
panv,  another  tool  of  Mr.  Landis's  invei 
namely  a  bolt  threading  machine,  wh 
intended  to  have  been  made  b)  the  :  mipanv, 
was  given  up  to  a  new   corporation  forme: 
for  the  puqjose  of  its  manufacturt 
her.  1903.  org. mi  :cd  with  an  autli 
ital  of  $50,000.  $25,000  of  wl   :         s  imme- 
diately paid  up.  and  in  the 
full  amount  of  $50,00 

the  growing  demand  there  was  ?■■;    this  ma- 
chine.   Tin-  v  ■•      ral    11  ..  as 
dis  Machine  G  mpany,  ..-  manul 
Bolt   Threading  and   Xut    . 
cry.  which  are  its  special  hue- 
Mr.  Lan.ii-  was  married  Jan    -      s-- 
Laucastcr  City,  to  Leah  II.  Land:-.  :> 
Lancaster  count) . 
Marj  1  1  loover  1  Landis.    Tl 
as  follows :  ^ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


1.  Mary,  born  Oct.  jo,  1877,  died  Dec. 
30,  1880. 

2.  Mark  A.,  born  April  7,  1879,  died 
Jan.  6,  1 88 1. 

3.  Benjamin  F.,  born  Dec.  22,  1880, 
married  Feb.  5,  1902,  Nora  Kaufman,  of 
Mechaniesburg,  Pa.  They  have  one  son, 
Uliarles,  born  in  December,  1902.  Benjamin 
F.  is  a  draughtsman  in  the  Landis  Machine 
Company. 

4.  Harry  L.,  born  Jan.  20,  1883,  a  ma- 
chinist by  trade,  entered  Cornell  University 
in  September,  1904,  as  a  student  in  mechani- 
cal engineering. 

5.  Ruth  E.,  born  July  15,  1885. 

6.  Esther  M.,  born  Feb.  2,  1889. 

7.  A.  Frank,  born  July  13,  1894. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Landis  are  members  of  the 
Reformed  Mennouite  Church.  Mr.  Landis 
has  some  acquaintance  with  other  trades  than 
his  own,  and  in  his  youth  served  for  a  short 
time  in  a  printing  office.  He  thoroughly 
qualified  himself  for  business  by  taking  an 
evening  course  in  a  commercial  college  in 
Lancaster. 

ABRAHAM  E.  PRICE,  one  of  the  lead- 
ing citizens  and  financiers  of  Waynesboro, 
the  president  of  the  Emmert  Manufacturing 
Company,  vice-president  of  the  Hank  of 
Waynesboro,  and  a  director  in  the  leading 
manufacturing  plants  of  the  city,  was  born 
Aug.  26,  1837,  on  a  farm  in  Quincy  town- 
ship, two  miles  north  of  Waynesboro,  son  of 
Jacob  and  Susan  (Emmert)   Price. 

(I)  JACOB  PRICE,  grandfather  oi 
Abraham  F...  was  one  of  the  early  settlers 
of  the  county,  and  on  his  farm  in  Quincy 
township,  was  born  his  son  Jacob   (II). 

(II)  JACOB  PRICE  was  bom  in  1804. 
on  the  same  farm  as  was  his  sou  Abraham 
E,  and  died  in  1 876.  lie  married  Susan 
Emmert,  who  was  horn  in  Washington 
county,    Md.,    in    1806,    and    died    in    1848, 


daughter   of   Joseph    Emmert.      Their    son 
Abraham  E.  (Ill)  is  mentioned  below. 

(Ill)  ABRAHAM  E.  PRICE  was 
reared  on  the  farm  and  attended  the  county 
schools.  He  left  the  farm  in  1870.  and  went 
to  Waynesboro,  where  he  has  since  resided. 
Soon  after  he  located  there,  he  became  con- 
nected with  the  Geiser  Manufacturing  Com- 
pany, working  first  in  the  wood  department 
for  two  years ;  he  was  next  given  charge  of 
the  repair  department,  and  then  bought  and 
inspected  lumber  for  several  years.  Pre- 
vious to  the  death  of  Daniel  Geiser  he  was 
made  assistant  superintendent,  and  on  the 
death  of  that  gentleman  succeeded  him  as 
superintendent.  In  1888  he  became  prc»i- 
dent  of  the  company,  a  p  >sition  he  held  for 
the  succeeding  ten  years,  when  he  resigned. 
though  he  is  still  a  director.  He  was  one  of 
the  organizers  of  the  Emmert  Manufactur- 
ing Company,  of  which  he  is  president,  and 
was  also  one  of  the  organizers  of  the  Bank 
of  Waynesboro,  of  which  he  has  been  vice- 
president  from  the  first. 

Mr.  Price  married  Elizabeth  Stover,  who 
was  born  in  Quincy  township.  Franklin  Co., 
Pa.,  the  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  <  Dear- 
dorf)  Stover.  To  this  union  the  following 
children  have  been  born  : 

1.  Harvey  S..  married  Alice  M. 
\\  euver. 

Ida  is  at  home. 

3.  Benjamin  married  Daisy  Mixwell. 

4.  Myrtle  married  11.  C.  Gordon,  and 
has  three  children,  viz.:  Elizabeth,  Trice. 
and  1  .•  huso. 

5.  J.  Stover,    married    Maud    * 
and  has  two  sons.  A.  Emmert  and  C 

6.  Annie,  married  Daniel  Stover,  and 
has  two  children.  Bessie  and  Km.  1. 

7.  Susan  is  deceased. 

Mr.  Price  and  hi>  wife  are  members  of 
the  Genu. in  Baptist  Church.     (  ' 
issues   he  supports  the    Republican 


52                     BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Botli  financially  and   socially  he  is  a  man  the  fact  that  among  the  first  letter- 
wielding  great  influence,  and  is  a  factor  of  ministration  granted  in  the  new  county  of 
great  importance  in  the  life  of  Waynesboro.  Cumberland  were  those  on  his  estate.     The 

date    of    the   administration    was   Feb.    28. 
RIPPEY    FAMILY.       HUGH     RIP-  1750;  John  Rippey  was  the  administrator. 
PEY  (died  at  Shippensburg  early  in  1750)  His  wife's  name  is  unknown.     She  probably 
was  probably  born  at   Maguire's   Bridge,  a  died  before  him.     He  had  issue: 
market  town  on  Maguire's  river,  near  En-  1.     John'  (II). 
niskillen,  in  County  Fermanagh,  Ireland.   lie  2.     Samuel  (III). 
was  among  the  early  Scotch-Irish  emigrants  3.     Mary,  born  in  Ireland,  died  at  S 
to  Pennsylvania,  and   was  one  of  the  pio-  pensburg.  May  19.  1733. 
neers   of   Shippensburg   in    I732"33-        Iie  4-     Isabella,  born  in  Ireland,  died  un- 
brought  his  family  with  him,  and  was  the  married   March    10,    1778. 
first   of   the    Shippensburg    settlers     whose  (II)    JOHN    RIPPEY    (bom    in    Ire- 
cabin    was    entered    by    the    Grim    Reaper,  land,    probably    at    Maguire's    Bridge,    die'. 
"Hugh    Rippey's    daughter    Mary,"    James  at   Shippensburg.    Octoter.    175S 1.    son    of 
Magaw  wrote,  May  21,  1733.  [was]   "ber-  Hugh  Rippey,  was  one  of  the  pioneers     :' 
ried  yesterday;   this   will   be  sad   news    for  Shippensburg.  where  he  settled  with  his  fa- 
Andrew    Simpson    when     he     reaches     Ma-  thcr.  Hugh,  in   1732-33.     He  built  his 
guirc's  Bridge.     He  is  to  come  over  in  the  near    the   stream,    at    the    west    end   of     the 
fall  when  they  were  to  be  married.     Mary  town.     This  was  within  the  limits  of  what 
was  a  very  purty  girl;  she  died  of  a  faver,  is  now  Franklin  county.     He  was  a  taxable 
and  they  berried   her   up  on   rising  groun,  in    the   old    township  of    Lurgan    in    1 751. 
north  of  the  road  or  path,  where  we  made  It   is  probable  that  he  married   in   Ireland, 
choice  of  a  piece  of  groun  for  a  graveyard,  but   the   natal   name  of  his   wife.    Marv.   i? 
She  was  the  first  berried  there.     Poor  Hugh  unknown.       His   will    was   signed   Oct.     7. 
has  none  left  now  but  his  wife,   Sam  and  1758,  with  his  wife  Mary,  and  brothei   S 
little  Isabel."     This  is  the  earliest  story  of  uel.  as  his  executors.     He  had  issue: 
domestic   grief   in   the   Cumberland    Valley  1.     Hugh    went   to   Lancaster 
that   has  come  down   to   us.      In    Magaw's  now    Dauphin,   and   later  von   \ed   to  Alle- 
Simple  and  homely  language  it  is  very  sad  ;  gheny  county, 
his    eccentric    orthography    only    tends    to  2.      Maegery. 
make  it   more  pathetic.     Only   in    Irish   po-  3.      Acnes  died  before  her   lathei 
etry  could  be  found  a  fitting  dirge  for  Mary  (111)    SAMUEL    RIPPEY 
Rippey's  unmarked  grave  in  this   forgotten  Ireland,   probably   at    Maguire's    Bi 
graveyard.     At  the  time  oi  Mary   Rippey's  1713.   died   near    Middle   Spring,    A 
death  there  were  eighteen  cabins  in  the  new  1701).   sou   >^i    Hugh    Rippev, 
town    afterward   called     Shippensburg,     but  came     to     Shippensburg     with    his     father, 
the  hamlet  was  then  without  a  name.     We  Hugh,  in  1732-33  when  lie  was  only  twentv 
have   no   means   of   knowing    where    Hugh  years  old.     Of  his  occupation   in  his 
Rippey's  house  stood.     It   was  probably  on  years    nothing    is   known,   but    later   • 
one  of  the  lots   for   which   his   son    Samuel  he   became   a    fanner,   purchasing  the    farm 
received    deeds    from    Edward    Sbippen,    in  that   was  owned  by  Rev.  John  Blair,  when 
J 703.     That   he  prospered   is  evident    from  he  was  pastor  of  the  Middle  Spring  Pres- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN   COUNTY.  53 

byterian  Church.     Mr.   Blair's   warrant   for  (IV)    WILLIAM    RIPPEY    (born   at 

this  tract,   which  contained  212  acres,  was    Shippensburg  in  1741,  died  Sept.  22,  1819), 

dated  Oct.  5.  1743.  It  was  situated  adja-  son  of  Samuel  and  Rachel  (Armstrong) 
cent  to  the  church,  in  what  is  now  South-  Rippey,  engaged  in  the  hotel  bu-mess  at 
ampton  township,  Franklin  county.  Mr.  Shippensburg  soon  after  the  close  of  the 
Rippey  bought  it  about  the  time  of  the  out-  French  and  Indian  wars.  The  first  men- 
break  of  the  French  and  Indian  war.  He  tion  of  this  tavern  that  was  preserved  was 
lived  on  it  during  the  rest  of  his  life.  The  in  a  diary  of  David  Brown,  who  visited 
loss  of  the  early  records  of  Middle  Spring  the  Cumberland  Valley  in  the  spring  of 
Church  deprives  us  of  much  information  1769.  and  lodged  at  William  Rippey's  "on 
concerning  him,  but  it  is  clear  that  he  was  the  run"  on  the  night  of  the  27th  of  April. 
a  worshipper  there  from  the  time  of  the  His  house  was  known  as  the  "Branch  Inn." 
erection  of  the  first  log  meeting-house;  he  and  was  kept  by  him  until  his  death.  It  be- 
was  a  subscriber  to  the  building  fund  of  the  came  a  famous  hostelry  and  had  many  dis- 
old  stone  church,  in  1781.  He  was  buried  tinguished  guests.  President  Washington 
in  the  Lower  Graveyard.  His  name  appears  ate  his  Sunday  dinner  at  Rippey's  Oct.  12, 
on  the  list  of  original  purchasers  of  lots  in  1794.  when  on  his  way  to  western  Penn- 
Shippensburg  from  Edward  Shippen.  his  sylvania  to  quell  the  "Whisky  Insurrec- 
deeds  being  for  Nos.  ioo,  101,  103  and  tion."  No  tavern  of  the  early  days  is  more 
109.  There  is  some  uncertainty  in  regard  frequently  referred  to  in  the  diaries  and 
to  Mr.  Rippey's  marriage  or  marriages.  A  journals  of  travelers.  At  the  outbreak  of 
well  defined  tradition  that  has  been  per-  the  Revolution  Mr.  Rippey  proved  an  earn- 
petuated  in  the  Christian  names  of  a  num-  est  and  active  patriot.  He  raised  a  company 
ber  of  his  descendants  is  that  his  wife  was  of  volunteers  in  the  neighborhood  of  Ship- 
a  sister  of  Col.  John  Armstrong,  the  hero  pensburg  and  Middle  Spring,  of  which  he 
of  Kittanning.  In  his  will  he  mentioned  was  commissioned  captain,  Jan.  9.  1776. 
his  wife,  Rachel,  who  survived  him.  Ac-  This  company  was  attached  to  the  6th  Penn- 
cording  to  a  genealogy  prepared  by  the  late  sylvania  Battalion.  Col.  William  Irvine,  and 
Hon.  John  McCurdy,  of  Shippensburg.  he  served  in  the  second  Canada  expedition, 
married  Jane  Grabil  Allen.  If  this  is  cor-  The  regiment  left  Carlisle  on  the  2 
rect  she  must  have  been  his  first  wife,  ami  March,  with  an  aggregate  of  741.  Capt. 
the  name  of  his  second  wife  Rachel  Arm-  Rippey's  company  comprising  03 
strong.  Samuel  and  Rachel  Rippey  had  is-  and  men.  Col.  Irvine's  battalion  marched 
suc^  first   to   New    York   City,   where   it    served 

1.  William   (IV).  under   Gen.    Greene,   during   the   month   of 

2.  Elijah   (V).  April,   but  on  the   lotli  of  May   it   was  at 

3.  Samuf.L  (VI).  Albany,  and  it   started   for  Lake  Champlain 

4.  Jant    married    James    Finley    (died    on    the    13th,    passing    Pake   George 
in  Greene  township  in   1812).  and  bad  is-    24th,  and  arriving  at  St  John's  on  t 

sue:  Samuel,  John,  James.  William,  Eliza-  On  the  6th  of  June  the  6th  Battalion,  with 
beth  (married  Stephen  Duncan),  Isabel  Wayne's  and  part  oi  St.  Clair's,  was  or- 
(married  James  Galbraith),  Mary  (married  dered  to  attack  the  enemy  at  Three  Ri\er>. 
Joseph  Culbertson)  and  Jane  (married  Sam-  It  was  intended  to  make  the  attack  at  dav- 
ucl   A.    Rippey).  break    on    the   8th.    but    the    guides     proved 


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faithless  and  conducted  the  little  army  into 
a  swamp  instead  of  to  the  town.  The  ex- 
pedition proved  disastrous,  and  it  was  said 
that  Capt.  Rippey,  with  Gen.  William 
Thompson,  who  was  in  command,  and  Col. 
Irvine,  was  among'  the  prisoners  on  that 
occasion,  but  the  statement  is  inaccurate. 
It  was  on  the  21st  of  June,  while  on  a  fish- 
ing excursion  from  Isle  aux  Noix,  that  he 
was  captured  by  a  party  of  Indians,  who 
had  observed  and  followed  the  fishermen. 
While  they  were  at  a  house  drinking  spruce 
beer  the  Indians  surrounded  them,  and  be- 
ing unarmed  they  fell  an  easy  prey  to  the 
savages.  Capt.  Adams,  Ensign  Culbertson 
and  two  privates  were  killed  and  scalped 
and  the  others  of  the  fishing  party  were 
made  prisoners,  but  a  detachment  from  the 
camp  coming  to  their  relief  Capt.  Rippey 
and  Ensign  Lusk  succeeded  in  making  their 
escape.  After  spending  the  winter  on  the 
Canada  frontier  the  regiment  came  home, 
reaching  Carlisle  March  15,  1777.  It  was 
then  reorganized,  becoming  the  7th  Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania  Line,  but  Capt.  Rippey 
retired.  He  was  afterward  appointed  sher- 
iff of  Cumberland  county,  and  he  was  twice 
coroner,  1778-79.  and  1781-83.  Capt.  Rip- 
pey married  (first)  Margaret  Finley  and 
(second)  Elizabeth  McCraken,  who  sur- 
vived him.     He  had  issue  : 

1.  Ruth  (died  before  her  father)  mar- 
ried Dec.  9,  1791.  Joseph  Duncan,  and  had 
issue:  William  Rippey,  John,  Daniel.  Mar- 
garet Chambers  and  Jane  Stewart. 

2.  Samuel  A.  married  Jane  Finlev. 
(laughter  of  James  and  Jane  |  Rippey)  Fin- 
ley,  and  they  had  a  son,  William. 

3.  ISABELLA  married  Joseph  Kerr: 
they  had  a   son.   William. 

4.  Jane  married  Dr.  Alexander  Stew- 
art (VII). 

5.  Catharine  married  John  Raum; 
they   had  a  son,   William,   a   physician. 


Sam i- f.i.  (IX). 
Thompson  died  unmarried. 
Isabel    died    unmarried,     fan. 


6.  Jons  C.  became  a  physician. 

7.  Margaret  (born  in  1768,  died  L 
4,  iS-?o_)  married  Joseph  Chambers,   . 

est    son   of   Col.    Benjamin    Chambei 
founder   of   Chambcrsburg;   they   had    ont 
daughter,     Margaret,     who     married     Rev. 
John  McKnight,  the  younger. 

8.  William  (VIII). 

(V)  ELIJAH     RIPPEY      .died     in 
1794),  son  of  Samuel  and  Rachel 
strong)    Rippey.  was  a  lifelong  resid 
Shippensburg.        He      married       Eh. 
Thompson     (died    July    13.     i8»< 

sister.     Nancy,     was     the    wife    of    James 
I'iper.      Elijah    and    Elizabeth    Rippey 
issue : 
I. 

3- 
1859. 

(VI)  SAMUEL  RIPPEY  (born  at 
Shippensburg.  died  May  6,  1804),  son  of 
Samuel  and  Rachel  (Armstrong)  Rippey. 
owned  a  tannery  at  Shippensburg.  which  he 
conducted  for  many  years.  He  was  ill  act- 
ive service  in  Octi  her.  1777.  as  a  private 
in  Capt.  Alexander  Peebles'  company  •  f 
Col.  Samuel  Lyons  marching  regiment. 
Besides  his  tanyard  Mr.  Rippey  owned  a 
tine  stoiK-  mansion  house,  in  Shippens 

and    at    his    deatii    he    had    three    farms — 
one   ^u   the   Ml.    Rock   road,   one    or 
Pittsburg   road,   and   one.   which  lie 
in  common  with  Judge  Yeates,  near  Rox- 
bury,  on  tin-  road  to  Strasburg.     Mr.  Rip- 
pey  married    Mary    Finley    1  duV.   ;;'. 
daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Finley.  of  Le:- 
tcrkenny  township,  and.  they  had 

1.     John  (X). 
Armstrong. 

3.     Isabella  married  William    I 
they   h.nl   issue.    Harriet.   L..'  Mary 

Finley. 

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5.  I  Iarkiet1  married  June  20,  1819, 
Thomas  Jacobs. 

6.  Mary  married  George  Hamill 
(XI). 

7.  ELIZABETH  married  Hugh  Smith ; 
they  had  a  daughter.  Jean. 

(VII)  JANE  RIPPEY,  daughter  of 
Capt.  William  Rippey,  married  Nov.  17, 
1 801,  Dr.  Alexander  Stewart  (born  in  Lan- 
caster county,  died  in  1830),  who  began 
the  practice  of  his  profession  at  Shippens- 
btirg  in  1795.  and  pursued  it  steadily  until 
his  death.  Dr.  Alexander  and  Jane  Stew- 
art had  issue : 

1.  William  Rippey  (XII). 

2.  Margaret  Ann  married  Hugh 
Long. 

3.  Henry  Augustus. 

4.  Isabella  married  Jacob  Clippinger. 

5.  Alexander  Scott. 

6.  James  Morrison. 

7.  John  Raum. 

8.  Juliana  Duncan  (born  May  29, 
1817,  died  July  24,  1901  ),  married  July  9, 
1833,  JosePn  Mifflin  (born  at  Burlington 
N.  J.,  July  9,  [812  died  Feb.  18.  1885"), 
son  of  Joseph  and  Martha  (Houston) 
Mifflin,  of  one  of  the  oldest  and  most  dis- 
tinguished families  in  Pennsylvania.  Mrs. 
Mifllm  was  noted  for  her  lively  and  cheer- 
ful disposition  and  her  great  interest  in  peo- 
ple and  affairs  until  the  close  of  her  life. 
The)  had  nine  sons  and  five  daughters,  in- 
cluding lames  Arthur,  who  was  accident- 
ally drowned  while  serving  in  the  Civil  war: 
Alexander  Stewart,  deceased,  who  served 
through  the  Civil  war;  Debbie,  deceased: 
Joseph;  William  Stewart;  Martha,  Mrs. 
David  Timmins;  and  Mrs.  William  E. 
Shappley. 

9.  Samuel. 

(VIII)  WILLIAM  RIPPEY  (died  in 
1821 ),  youngesl  son  of  Capt.  William  Rip- 
pey, was  a  county  commissioner  of  Frank- 


lin county,  i8i8-2t.  He  married  Lucy 
Piper ;  they  had  issue  : 

1.  Allen  married  Catharine  Duncan, 
and  had  issue:  William  married  Rebecca 
Starvalient ;  Duncan  married  Elizabeth 
Watts;  Elizabeth  married  Joseph  Bender; 
Sarah  married  Peter  Dock:  Joseph  married 
Mary  St.  Clair;  Sue  married  Rev.  Thomas 
Dougherty. 

2.  Washington  married  Nancy  Wolf. 

3.  Lucy  Ann  married  J.  W>  !:':;. 

4.  Julia  married  J.  Immel. 

5.  Isabel. 

6.  Mary. 

(IX)  SAMUEL  RIPPEY  (died  April 
8.  1829),  son  of  Elijah  and  Elizabeth 
(Thompson)  Rippey.  was  a  tanner.  He 
married  Jane  Falkner  (born  in  1 791 .  died 
March  4,  1857),  daughter  of  John  and 
Jane  Falkner,  and  they  had  issue  : 

1.  Elijah,  born  Sept.  >.  181 1, 
was  drowned  in  October,  1830. 

2.  Elizabeth  Ann.  born  Dec.  12, 
1813,  died  unmarried,  June  21,  1830. 

3.  Mary  Jane  married  John  McCurdy 
(XIII). 

4.  John  Thompson   (XIV). 

5.  IsAP.EL,  born  Nov.  7.  1818,  died  un- 
married Jan.   1 1,   1858. 

6.  Samuel  died  unmarried.  June  19, 
[855. 

(X)  JOHN  RIPPEY,  son  of  Samuel 
and     Mary     1  Finley)     Rippey. 

known  as  Col.  John  Rippey.  was  a  promi- 
nent man  in  the  community  in  which  be 
was  born  and  lived.  He  married  Mary- 
Piper.     They  had  issue : 

1.  Samuel  died  unmarried. 

2.  Elizabeth  Ann  married  William 
Fletcher. 

3.  LuciKDA  married  Samuel  Allen. 

4.  Margaret   married    W.    D 

=;.      SARAH   died  before  her  father. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    AXXAI.S    OF    FRANKLIN'    COUNTY 


(XI)  MARY  RIPPEY,  daughter  of 
Samuel  and  Mary  (Finley)  Rippey,  mar- 
ried Aug.  6,  1812,  George  Hamill  (born  in 
1773,  died  Nov.  6,  1849),  son  OI  Robert 
Hamill,  who  came  from  the  North  of  Ire- 
land and  died  at  Shippensburg  about  1780. 
He  was  for  many  years  a  prominent  busi- 
ness man  and  leading  citizen  of  Shippens- 
burg. lie  was  appointed  by  President  John 
Adams  second  lieutenant,  19th  Inf.,  U.  S. 
A.,  July  10,  1799.  This  was  at  the  time 
when  a  war  with  France  was  impending 
and  preparations  were  making  to  resist 
French  aggressions.  Under  Jefferson's  sec- 
ond administration,  when  our  relations  with 
Great  Britain  were  strained  to  a  point  that 
rendered  war  imminent,  he  was  a  captain  in 
the  5th  Regiment,  U.  S.  Inf.,  and  he  was 
directed,  May  23,  1S08,  by  Gen.  Henry 
Dearborn,  Secretary  of  War,  to  recruit  a 
company  of  fifty  men,  and  instructed  to 
"establish  a  daily  practice  of  learning  the 
recruits  the  position  of  a  soldier,  the  fac- 
ings, wheelings  and  marching,  until  you 
shall  receive  more  particular  instructions  in 
relation  to  the  drill  generally."  The  com- 
pany was  fully  organized  and  equipped,  as 
appears  from  a  letter  dated  Nov.  3,  1808, 
from  Callender  Irvine,  Superintendent  of 
Military  Stores  at  Philadelphia,  by  which  he 
was  informed  that  the  balance  of  the  an- 
nual supply  of  clothing  for  his  company 
had  been  forwarded  to  Carlisle  by  direction 
of  Gen.  Wilkinson.  George  and  Mary 
Hamill  had  issue: 

1.  CHARLOTTE   married    John     Taylor. 

2.  Elizabeth    married   Dr,   Alexander 
Stewart  (XV). 

3.  Gicoiun;  Washington   died  unmar- 
ried, in  184S. 

4.  Mary  died  unmarried,  in  1846, 

5.  Samuel  Rippey  practiced  law    at 

Sullivan.   Ind.      He  married   Martha  Wood. 
sister  of  Surgeon  General  Wood.  (J.  S.  A., 


and  left  three  sons  and  three  daughters, 
Samuel  R.,  Charles,  Carson,  Augustus, 
Frances  and  Elizabeth.  Two  of  the 
Samuel  R.  and  Carbon,  are  practicing  law 
at  Terre  Haute,  Ind.;  Charles  is..a  met 
111  the  same  place;  Augusta  married  Rev. 
F.  A.  Abbey;  Elizabeth,  married  Harry 
E.  Baker,  a  lawyer,  of  Terre  Haute. 

6.  John,  born  in  1823,  died  at  Ship- 
pensburg, Feb.  9,  1848. 

7.  James  practiced  medicine  for  many 
years  at  Newark,  Ohio,  and  died  there, 
leaving  one  son.  James,  residing  in  Newark. 

8.  Rorert  Kearney  died  unmarried, 
at   Sullivan,   Indiana. 

9.  Elliott  J. 

I  XII)  WILLIAM  RIPPEY  STEW- 
ART (born  near  Shippensburg.  Sept.  29, 
1802,  died  at  York  Springs,  March  9, 
1867),  son  of  Dr.  Alexander  and  Jane 
(Rippey)  Stewart,  studied  medicine 
began  the  practice  of  his  profession  at  L'p- 
per  Strasburg.  In  1827  he  removt  ' 
York  Springs.  Adams  Co..  Pa.,  where  he 
remained  in  successful  practice  until  his 
death.  Dr.  Stewart  married  April  5.  [827, 
Diana  McKinnev  (born  June  25,  1S08, 
died  Jan.  17,  1803L  daughter  of  Da\ 
and  Eleanor  (Quigley)  McKinnev.  the 
former  of  whom  was  a  justice  of  the  peace. 
and  owned  and  conducted  the  "Upper  H  >- 
tel"  at  Strasburg  for  many  years  Dr.  Will- 
iam R.  and  Diana  i  McKinnev)  Stewart  had 
issue : 

1.  Mary  Jane  (born  June  21, 
married   Rev.   William  A.   McKee.  and 
issue:    Dr,  Edward  McKee  and  Nina  (mar- 
ried    George     Monroe,     who     had     issue: 
Eleanor   Rippey  and    James   Stewart). 

2.  Eleanor  Isabella  Virginia,  Nth 
June  i).   1832.  died  March  5,   1898. 

3.  Catharine  Rippey  Raum,  w..s 
born  Aug   9,  1834 

4.  W11 1.1  \m   Warren   (  XVI). 


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5.  Liberty  McCrea,  horn  Aug.  16, 
1838,  married  Dr.  James  S.  Rutter. 

6.  David  McKinney  was  born  Aug. 
7,  1840. 

7.  Robert  Montgomery,  born  Nov. 
21,  1844,  married  Mary  Cole. 

8.  Sarah  Hannah  was  born  Nov.  6, 
1846. 

(XIII)  MARY  JANE  RIPPEY(  born 
July  8,  1816,  died  Nov.  20,  1853),  daugh- 
ter of  Samuel  and  Jane  (Falkner)  Rippey, 
married  March  14,  1843,  J°hn  McCurdy 
(born  June  24,  1S11,  died  March  2,  1880), 
son  of  Samuel  McCurdy  (born  1780,  died 
Jan.  ii,  1852)  and  Sarah  Martin,  who  lived 
near  Bushmills,  County  Londonderry,  Ire- 
land, of  which  their  son  John  was  a  native. 
He  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  and  settled 
at  Shippensburg,  where  he  became  a  lead- 
ing man  in  the  community  and  at  one  time 
conducted  the  Shippensburg  News.  He 
was  a  fluent  writer  and  wrote  many  valu- 
able articles  relating  to  the  early  history  of 
Shippensburg  and  its  neighborhood.  John 
and  Mary  J.  (Rippey)  McCurdy  had  issue: 

1.  Samuel  Lycurgus,  born  Jan.  22, 
1844,  died  April  26,  1864. 

2.  Laura  Bell,  born  May  31,  1847, 
died  Jan.  19,  188S. 

3.  Delia  Bell,  born  May  31,  1847, 
died  July  11,  1851. 

4.  Horace  Greeley,  born  April  23, 
1853,  died  Doc.  28,  1S78. 

"(XIV)  JOHN  THOMPSON  RIP- 
PEY (bom  Dec.  23,  1820,  died  Feb.  28, 
1889),  son  of  Samuel  and  Jane  (Falkner) 
Rippey,  married  Nov.  24,  1S44,  Mary  Jane 
Douavin  (born  Dec.  29,  1825),  daughter 
of  Levi  Kirkwood  and  Mary  (McConnell) 
Donavin.     They  bad  issue: 

1.  Ada  was  burn  Aug.  jo.   1846. 

2.  Myra,  born  March  10,  i8.p).  mar- 
vied    May    U),    1878.   Watson    R.    Sadler,   of 


Adams  county.  They  had  issue:  Isaac 
Lewis  born  Sept.  10,  1880;  Rippey,  June 
8,  1882;  Mary  Ada,  Feb.  26,  1884;  Isabel 
Trimble,  Dec.  27,  1886;  Gill>ert  Hastings, 
Jan.  7,  1889;  and  Richard  Watson,  Nov.  27, 
1890. 

3.  Elizabeth  Ann,  born  March  5, 
1851,  married  March  28,  1872.  E.  \V.  Hast- 
ing* (died  Jan.  30.  1902),  and  had  issue: 
Mary  Mellicent,  born  May  23,  1873.  died 
June  21,  1S89.  Mrs.  Hastings  is  in  the 
Philippines. 

4.  Thompson  born  Feb.  19,  1853, 
married  (first)  Mary  Robbins,  and  had  is- 
sue :  Joseph  Francis,  born  at  Delaware, 
Ohio,  who  married  and  has  a  son,  Rippey, 
born  March  16,  1899.  Mr.  Rippey  mar- 
ried (second)  in  August,  1S68,  Grace 
Lourier. 

5.  Otho  Boswei.l  Tippet,  born  June 
19,  1855,  died  Dec.  19,  1855. 

6.  Mary  Jane,  born  Nov.  29.  1856, 
married  Sept.  10.  1878.  H.  O.  S.  Hiestand, 
Major  U.  S.  A.,  serving  in  the  Philippines. 

7.  Nora,  born  May  6.  1859,  'lied  Jan. 
29,  1S93,  married  (first)  June  15.  i88o, 
Matthew  Gilbert  Higgins.  born  June  24, 
185 1,  diet!  Nov.  30,  1881  :  (second)  George 
Almy,  and  had  issue:  Mary  Hiestand.  born 
Ian.    17,   1803.  who  died  the  same  day. 

8.  Sarah    Bell  born  July    n.    if 
married   Aug.   S.    1883,   G.    A.   Kolbe,   and 
had  issue:     Mary  Thompson,  lx->rn  July   18, 
r886;   Florence  Sheldon,   April    11.     1894 
(died  the  same  day)  :  Henrietta  lane 

29.  1895  (died  the  same  day)  :  James  Rip- 
pey, Sept.  3.  1S07.  and  Henry  Hiestand, 
Feb.  16,  1800. 

<).  Jennie,  bom  Jan.  7.  1864.  married 
Oct.  5.  1882.  Raymond  F.  Shearer,  ^i  Car- 
lisle and  had  issue :  Raymond  Eli.  bom 
March  6.  1884:  Mary  Hiestand.  April  13. 
1887;  Rippey.  June  1.  1889;  Rachel  \\ 


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Sept.  13  1893;  Robert  Pattison,  July  27. 
1896;  Myra  Saddler,  Oct.  -7,  1899,  and 
Kirkwood  Donavin,  May  5.   1902. 

(XV)  ALEXANDER  STEWART 
(born  in  Frederick  county,  Md..  Sept.  28. 
1809,  died  Jan.  5,  1894)  was  a  son  of  John 
and  Rosanna  (Sheeler)  Stewart,  natives  of 
Maryland,  of  Scotch-Irish  ancestry.  John 
was  the  only  son  of  Alexander  Stewart, 
who  emigrated  from  County  Antrim  in 
1773,  and  settled  in  Frederick  county,  Md., 
and  was  a  successful  farmer  and  business 
man.  Alexander  Stewart,  son  of  John,  was 
educated  at  Mount  St.  Mary's  College,  and 
at  the  age  of  nineteen  began  the  study  of 
medicine  at  Emmitsburg.  lie  was  grad- 
uated M.  D.  at  Washington  Medical  Col- 
lege, Baltimore,  in  1831.  Soon  after  re- 
ceiving his  degree  he  came  to  Shippens- 
b'urg,  where  he  was  in  active  practice  for 
nearly  half  a  century.  He  was  a  skillful 
physician  and  enjoyed  an  extensive  prac- 
tice. To  his  medical  skiil  he  added  an 
agreeable  personality  and  was  always  held 
in  affectionate  professional  and  personal  re- 
gard by  his  neighbors  in  Shippensburg  and 
the  surrounding  country.  In  many  cases 
lie  served  the  same  family  through  success 
ive  generations.  Late  in  life  he  relinquished 
all  business  cares  except  the  presidency  of 
the  First  National  •  Bank  of  Shippensburg, 
of  which   he   was  the  first   president. 

Dr.  Stewart  married  (first),  in  1832, 
Margaret  Grabill,  of  Frederick  county.  Md.. 
who  died  in  May,  1833.  without  issue; 
(second),  in  1830,  Elizabeth  Hainill  (born 
May  13,  1813.  died  April  22.  1853),  daugh- 
ter of  Capt.  George  and  Mary  (Rippey) 
Hamill,  and  had  is^ue  : 

1.  George  Hamill  (XVII). 

2.  John    (XVIII). 

3.  Alexander  (XIX). 

.}.  Robert  Cociikan  (bom  Dec.  0. 
1850,  died  Feb.   10,  1899)  was  a  physician 


and   practiced    his  profession   at     Sir; 
burg.      He   was   graduated   at   the    Medic 
Department  of  the   University  of   Pei 
vania,  in  1872.  and  succeeded  to  his  fat 
practice. 

5.  Mary  Augusta  (born  D< 
died  Dec.  3,   1900)  married  Dec.  27 
James   E.    McLean    1  born   Dec.     n.     :- 
died   Aug.   3,    1895),   son   of   William   Mc- 
Lean, of  Shippensburg. 

6.  Charlotte  Louisa  married 
II.  Craig;  they  had  issue:     Augusta  S 
Helen. 

Dr.    Stewart  married    (third),   ii 
Eunice   G.    Wilson    (born   at   Chester.    \'t  . 
April  2T,,  1822.  died  at  Shippensburg.  Tune 
5.   1901),  who  came  of  sturdy  New 
land  ancestry,  and  was  an  educated  and  ac- 
complished lady.     In  her  young  «    1 
she  engaged  in   teaching  in  Texa<.     There 
were  no  children   by  this  marr:. 

I  XVI)       W  I  L  L  I  A  M       WARREN 
STEWART   (born  Aug.  8.   1836).  - 
Dr.    William    Rippey   and    Diana    t  M 
ney)  Stewart,  was  educated  at  tl  • 
land    Valley    Institute   and   at    the 
Academy,   Shirleysburg.     At  the  latter  in- 
stitution   he   gave    much    attenti 
study  of  mathematics  and  civil  ei  1 
with  the  intention  of  becoming  a  civil  en- 
engineer.     In   1857  he  became  a  1   a 
a  corps  of  United  States  eng  ne  rs,  ei  _   - 
in  the  survey  of  government  land*   in   Ne- 
braska.    In  1850  he  returned  to  his 
home   in   York   Springs.    Adams 
and  shortly  afterward  obtained  et 
with  the  Adams  Express  Company  at 
timore.     At  the  outhreak  of  the  Civil  war 
he   returned   to   York   Springs.       In    June. 
1861,  he  enlisted  in  Company  K.  1st  Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania  Reserves,  and  '.•.•• 
riving   in  camp  at   West   Chester.   Pa 
weeks  later,  was  made  first  scrgcanl  ■ 
company.     In  September  of  1 


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lie  was  made  first  lieutenant  of  Company 
K,  an<l  was  made  adjutant  of  the  regiment 
in  November,  1861,  and  promoted  to  cap- 
tain, June  30,  1862.  At  Charles  City  Cross 
Roads,  during  the  seven  days'  battle  of  the 
peninsula,  he  was  wounded  by  a  minie  ball 
through  the  left  thigh.  After  being  con- 
fined in  Libby  prison  until  September  lie 
was  paroled,  and  when  his  exchange  was 
effected  he  took  command  of  his  company. 
On  March  I,  1863,  he  was  made  lieutenant- 
colonel  of  his  regiment,  which  at  that  time 
was  a  part  of  the  22d  Army  Corps,  in  Fair- 
fax county,  Va.  He  was  made  brevet 
colonel  and  brevet  brigadier-general,  March 
13,  1865.  His  first  brevet  was  for  gallant 
conduct  in  the  battles  of  the  Wilderness 
and  Spottsylvania  Court  House.  He  was 
mustered  out  with  his  regiment,  June  13, 
1864.  Gen.  Stewart  was  engaged  in  many 
battles,  including  Drainesville,  Hawkshurst 
Mills.  Mechanicsville,  Gaines  Mill,  Charles 
City  Cross  Roads,  Fredericksburg,  New 
Hope  Church.  Mine  Run.  Rappahannock 
Station.  Spottsylvania  Court  House,  the 
Wilderness.  North  Anna.  Pamunkey  River, 
Cold  Harbor,  l'.ethesda  and  Gettysburg,  lie 
was  slightly  wounded  in  the  side  by  a  piece 
of  shell  at  North  Anna.  At  Gettysburg 
Colonel  Stewart  came  on  the  battleground 
with  his  regiment  early  in  the  morning  of 
the  second  da\  having  marched  thirty-five 
miles  the  clay  previous.  The  regiment  oc- 
cupied Little  Round  Top,  and  was  in  the 
charge  that  recovered  the  ground  lost  by 
the  1st  and  2d  Divisions  of  the  5th  Corps. 
He  had  charge  of  the  skirmishers  that  aft- 
ernoon and  night,  and  continued  on  duty 
until  the  charge  ^i\  his  brigade  r>n  the  third 
day  thai  was  personally  ordered  by  Gen. 
Meade.  The  brigade  lay  on  the  battlefield 
that  night,  making  forty  two  hours  ^i  sen 
ice  without  rest.  Col.  Stewart  was  com- 
missioned   colonel   of   the    lo.'d    Regiment, 


P.  V.,  March  15,  1865,  and  with  his  regi- 
ment participated  in  the  campaign  against 
Richmond  and  later  was  in  some  of  the 
skirmishes  in  the  Shenandoah  Valley.  Part 
of  the  time  he  was  in  command  of  the 
3d  Brigade,  2d  Division,  Army  of  the 
Shenandoah.  After  the  surrender 
Gen.  Lee  he  had.  as  brigade  com- 
mander, charge  of  the  post  at  Staunton. 
Va.,  which  embraced  Harrisonburg  and 
Lexington.  In  July.  1865.  be  was  assigned 
to  command  the  post  at  Harper's  Ferrv. 
and  was  mustered  out  Aug.  24,  1865.  His 
brevet  as  a  brigadier-general  was  for  gal- 
lant conduct  at  North  Anna  River.  He  was 
one  of  the  very  few  soldiers  of  the  Union 
who  entered  the  service  as  a  private  in 
and  came  out  a  brigadier-general  in  1865. 

After  the  Civil  war  he  returned  to  York 
Springs,  where  he  resumed  his  professi  n 
as  a  civil  engineer.  In  1S7S  he  cai 
Chanibcrsburg.  where  he  built  the  Mont  Alto 
railroad,  serving  the  Cumberland  Valley 
railroad  as  an  engineer  until  1881,  when 
he  entered  the  service  of  the  Pittsburg  e'e 
Atlantic  Railroad  Co.  He  was  afterward 
engaged  with  the  Pittsburg,  Bradford  .v 
Buffalo  Railroad  Co.,  and  built  the  Stew- 
artstown  railroad,  in  York  county,  in  1884. 
He  then  went  to  Richmond,  Va.,  where  he 
was  engaged  in  engineering  work  for  the 
United  States  Government  at  the  Nai 
Cemetery.  In  1888  he  returned  to  the  Cum- 
berland Valley  Railroad  Co.,  10  take  cl 
of  the  line  from  Martinshurg.  W.  Y 
Winchester.  Va.  Later  he  served  with  the 
Lehigh  Valley  Railroad,  on  the  Schuylkill 
Valley  division.  In  1890  he  came  hack  to 
Chambersburg  and  took  charge  of  a  field 
corps.  1L  became  supervisor  oi  the  Cum- 
berland Valley  tracks  in  1892.  a  p 
he  has  since  held.  In  politics  he  i-  a  Re- 
publican, and  a  Presbyterian  in  religion. 
Gen.  Stewart  has  never  married. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(XVII)  GEORGE  HAMILL  STEW- 
ART (bom  at  Shippensburg  Dec.  29, 
,1837),  son  of  Dr.  Alexander  and  Elizabeth 

(Hamill)  Stewart,  was  educated  in  the  pub- 
lic schools  of  his  native  town  and  at  Miln- 
wood  Academy,  Shade  Gap,  Hunting-don 
county.  As  a  youth  he  felt  a  strong  desire 
to  become  a  business  man,  and  embarked 
in  his  first  important  venture  in  1857,  before 
he  was  twenty  years  of  age.  This  was  in 
the  mercantile  business  at  Shippensburg. 
in  which  he  continued  until  1868,  with  more 
than  average  success.  During  this  period 
he  also  became  interested  in  buying  anil  sell- 
ing real  estate  and  the  tanning  of  leather. 
In  1869  be  engaged  in  the  grain  and  for- 
warding business  at  Shippensburg,  however 
■still  continuing  his  real-estate  transactions, 
which  arc  very  extensive,  be  being  the  owner 
of  a  large  number  of  the  finest  and  most 
productive  farms  in  the  beautiful  Cumber- 
land Valley,  all  of  which  he  has  brought  to 
a  high  state  of  cultivation.  He  has  other 
'large  interests  in  and  outside  of  Shippens- 
burg. He  is  president  of  the  Valley  Na- 
tional Rank  at  Chambersburg  and  has  been 
since  its  organization  in  1890;  president  of 
the  board  of  trustees  of  the  Cumberland 
Valley  State  Normal  School ;  treasurer  of 
Wilson  College;  director  in  the  Cumber- 
land Valley  Railroad ;  director  in  the  first 
National  Bank  of  Shippensburg  and  the 
Tanners  Trust  Company  of  Carlisle,  as  well 
as  many  other  positions  of  trust  and  confi- 
dence. He  is  a  thorough  business  man.  a 
generous  and  courteous  gentleman,  and  a 
liberal  contributor  to  mora!  and  religious 
•enterprises.  Mr.  Stewart  married  (first), 
Nov.  22,  iSoj.  Mary  C.  Mel. can  (born  Jan. 
13.  1838.  died  May  24,  1884).  daughter  of 
William  McLean,  oi  Shippensburg;  there 
was  no  issue.  He  married  (second1).  Feb. 
23.  1887,  Ella  J.  Snodgrass  (bom  Oct.  16, 


1850).     daughter     of     Robert     and     Mary 
(Burr)   Snodgrass;  they  have  issue: 

1.  George    Hamill,    born    Jan.    28, 
1888,  a  student  at  Mercersburg  Academy; 

2.  Alexander,  born  Oct.  25, 
(XVIII)  JOHN  STEWART  (born  at 

Shippensburg.   Nov.   4,    1839).   son 
Alexander  and    Elizabeth    (Hamill)    Si 
art,  received  his  elementary  education 
schools  of  his  native  town  and  at  Mill 
Academy,   Shade  Cap.   and    was    gi 
at  Princeton  College  in   1857.     After  leav- 
ing college  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of 
Judge    Frederick    Watts,  at   Carlisle,   and 
was  admitted   to   the   Cumberland     County 
Bar  in  November,   i860.     Choosing  Cham- 
bersburg as   his    future   home,   he   was 
mitted    to   the   Franklin   County   Bar    Jan. 
23,      1861.     and     at     once     entered     upon 
the  practice  of  his  profession.     His  practice 
was    interrupted    by    the   exigencies   of    the 
Civil   war,   and   he  was  mustered   inl 
service  of  the  United   States  as   first   lieu- 
tenant   of    Company  A.    126th    Reg 
P.  V.,  Aug.   11.  1862.  and  promoted  to  be 
adjutant   of  the   regiment.    Aug.    15. 
Later   on   he   became   mustering 
his  division    in   the   Fifth   Army   Corp-,    in 
which  capacity  he  served  until  the  batl 
Chancellorsville,  in  which  he  resumed    his 
duties  as   adjutant    and    was    mustered   out 
with   his   regiment.    May   20,    1S63.      After 
his  return  to  civil   life  be  devoted  himseli 
entirely    to    the    practice   of    his    profess 
first  in  association  with  Col.  A.  K.  McClure. 
and   later  with  Col.   Thomas   B.   Kennedy, 
the  firm  of  Kennedy  &   Stewart    : 
for  more  than  twenty  years.     He  was 
successful  and  prominent   in  his  profes 
and.   until   his   election   to   the   Bench. 
manderl  a  large  and  lucrative  practice.     He 
has    always    been    a    Republican    in    p 
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political  independence  of  party  dictation. 
He  was  a  delegate  to  the  Republican  Na- 
tional Convention  at  Baltimore,  in  1863, 
which  nominated  President  Lincoln  for  a 
second  term.  He  represented  the  19th  Sen- 
ate District  in  the  Pennsylvania  Constitu- 
tional Convention,  which  framed  the  con- 
stitution of  1874.  In  1868  he  was  chosen 
a  Presidential  elector  on  the  occasion  of 
Gen.  Grant's  first  election  as  President,  and 
he  was  again  a  delegate  to  the  Republican 
National  Convention  of  187C,  at  Cincin- 
nati, which  nominated  President  Hayes.  He 
represented  the  district  comprising  the  coun- 
ties of  Franklin  and  Huntingdon  in  the 
State  Senate,  1881-84.  During  his  service 
in  the  State  Senate  serious  difficulties  arose 
in  the  Republican  party  of  Pennsylvania  in 
regard  to  party  policies.  Senator  Stewart 
took  a  bold  and  independent  course  in  these 
differences,  and  in  1882,  in  consequence  of 
the  division  in  the  party,  he  became  the  In- 
dependent Republican  candidate  for  Gov- 
ernor against  Gen.  James  A.  Beaver,  who 
was  defeated  in  the  triangular  contest  of 
that  year.  In  1884  he  was  again  a  delegate 
to  the  Republican  National  Convention,  at 
Chicago,  which  nominated  James  G.  Blaine 
for  President,  and  was  chairman  of  the 
Pennsylvania  delegation.  In  188S,  he  was 
elected  President  Judge  of  the  39th  judicial 
District,  and  he  was  re-elected  in  1898.  His 
course  on  the  Bench  has  been  characterized 
by  legal  acumen,  judicial  fairness  and  inde- 
pendence, and  unquestioned  integrity.  The 
rulings  of  few  judges  of  the  courts  of  Com- 
mon Pleas  of  Pennsylvania  have  been  so 
seldom  reversed  by  the  Superior  and  Su- 
preme courts. 

Having  been  appointed  by  Gov.  Penny- 
packer  a  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 
Pennsylvania,  to  succeed  Justice  Dean.  Judge 
Stewart  resigned  from  the  Common  Pleas 
Bench  June  21,  loos',  and  took  bis  seat  in 


the  highest  court  in  the  State  on  the  follow- 
ing day.  He  has  been  nominated  by  the 
Republican  State  Committee  for  a  full  term, 
with  every  prospect  that  he  will  receive  the 
indorsement  of  the  Democratic  State  Con- 
vention as  well.  Tin.-,  makes  a  record  that  is 
unique  in  the  history  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of   Pennsylvania. 

Apart  from  his  judicial  duties  Judge 
Stewart  takes  an  active  interest  in  all  mat- 
ters pertaining  to  the  well-being  of  the 
county  and  the  county  seat.  He  is  a  mem- 
ber of  Housum  Post.  No.  309.  G.  A.  R.^ 
and  has  frequently  addressed  the  members 
of  the  post.  He  is  a  trustee  of  Wilson 
College  for  Women,  and  has  always  been 
active  in  promoting  the  prosperity  of  the 
college.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Scotch 
Irish  Society  of  Pennsylvania,  of  the  Society 
of  the  Scotch-Irish  in  America,  and  of  the 
Kittochtinny  Historical  Society,  of  Cham- 
bersburg.  He  was  president  of  the  Scotch- 
Irish  Congress  held  in  Chamt>ersburg  iit 
1901,  and  served  for  five  years  as  the  first 
president  of  the  Kittochtinny  Society.  The 
degree  of  LL.  D.  was  conferred  ui*^n  him 
by  Franklin  and  Marshall  College  in  June, 
1903.  Judge  Stewart  married  Jane  II 
Larmour,  daughter  oi  Samuel  P..  and  Anna 
(Worrall)  Larmour,  of  Alexandria.  Y.i.  : 
they  had  five  daughters.  Mary  Larmour. 
Anna  Worrall,  Elizabeth  Keith.  Janet 
Holmes  and  Helen  Montgomery:  and  one 
son,  the  subject  of  the  following  sketch: 

Alexander  Stewart  (born  at  Cham- 
hcrsburg.  Feb.  7.  1866,  died  Jan.  S.  1 895) 
was  educated  at  the  Chambersburg  Acad- 
emy and  prepared  for  college  at  York.  He 
was  graduated  at  Princeton  University  in 
1 886.  After  leaving  college  he  studied  law 
with  bis  father  and  was  admitted  to  the 
Franklin  County  Bar  April  23.  18SS  He 
was  a  young  man  oi  unusual  talent  and  soon 
became  counsel   for  the  Cumberland  V 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Railroad  Co.  and  the  National  Bank  of 
Chambersburg.  When  Judge  Watson 
Rowe  retired  from  the  Bench  Mr.  Stewart 
became  the  junior  partner  in  the  law  firm 
of  Rowe  &  Stewart.  In  his  brief  career 
at  the  Bar  he  was  soon  recognized  as  one 
of  its  leaders,  and  as  a  lawyer  he  had  a 
brilliant  future  that  was  cut  short  by  his 
early  death.  He  was  a  man  of  sturdy,  ro- 
bust frame,  upright,  gentle,  earnest  and 
honorable.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Whig 
Club  of  Princeton  and  of  the  University 
Club  of  Philadelphia. 

(XIX)  ALEXANDER  STEWART 
( bom  at  Shippensburg  Sept.  17,  1843), 
son  of  Dr.  Alexander  and  Elizabeth 
(Hamill)  Stewart,  received  his  education 
in  the  public  schools  of  his  native  town. 
When  only  seventeen  years  old  he  enlisted 
in  Co.  D,  130th  Regt.,  P.  V.,  for  the  nine 
months  service,  and  participated  in  the  bat- 
tles of  Antietam  and  Fredericksburg  and 
other  engagements.  He  was  in  the  battle 
of  Antietam  on  his  birthday.  He  again 
entered  the  service  as  1st  lieutenant  of 
Co.  K,  201  st  Regt..  P.  V.,  Aug.  28,  1864, 
and  was  mustered  out  June  21,  1865.  After 
the  war  Mr.  Stewart  went  to  Colorado, 
where  he  remained  three  years  engaged  in 
the  transportation  of  freight  over  the  Plains. 
As  this  was  before  the  era  of  railroads  in 
that  part  of  the  country  the  hardships  of 
his  life  in  the  Far  West  were  very  gTeat. 
When  he  returned  to  Shippensburg  he  en- 
gaged in  mercantile  pursuits.  In  1874  he 
removed  to  Scotland,  where  he  still  resides. 
1  le  conducts  a  large  business  in  the  purchase 
and  sale  of  grain,  and  gives  much  atten- 
tion to  farming.  Mr.  Stewart  attributes 
his  success  in  life  to  hard  work  and  close 
attention  to  business,  lie  has  always  been 
an  active  Republican.  He  was  chairman 
of  the  Franklin  County  Republican  Com 
mittee,  1807  oa     He  was  elected  a  member 


of  the  State  Senate  in    1900,  and  in    !>,,■ 
was  renominated  for  and  re-elected  I 
body,   for  a  term  of  four  years,     He 
charter  member  of  Housum  Po>t  X 
G.  A.  R.,  and  in   1865  joined  the  M 
fraternity     at     Shippensburg.    uniting 
Lodge  No.  315.     Mr.   Stewart  married. 
1877,  Nancy  Elizabeth  Hay-  (died  J 
1897),   daughter   of   Dr.    Robert     C. 
Christiana   (Snively)    Hays,    of    Sin; 
burg;  they  had  no  issue. 

ADAM  CARL,  M.  D.   .deceased),  was 
1  >ne  of  the  old  and  most  honored  citizens  of 
Greencastle.     He  was  born  Dec.    16, 
at  Hanover,  York  Co.,  Pa 
and  Catherine  (  Diller)  Carl,  the  formei 
tiveof  York  county  and  the  latte: 
Cumberland  county.     The  father,  who  was  a 
farmer,   died   in    York  county   while  .'. 
was  quite  young,  and  he  was  taken  I 
brother,  with  whom  he  lived.     He  acquired 
his     literary      education      in      the 
of  Hanover,  and  then  became  a  clerk  in  an 
apothecary  store  in  Carlisle.     In  the  1 
while  he  had  become  interested  in  medicine 
and  decided  to  adopt  that  profession  .  - 
lite  work.     When  twenty-four  years 
he  became  a  student  of  Dr.  J.  Henry  \ 
of  Baltimore,  w  ho  was 
ory  and  practice  of  medicine  in  Washii 
Medical  College,  Baltimore.  Md.,  fi 
he  was  graduated  in  March.  1829 
came  to  Greencastle  in  1825,  and  >t.. 
drug  stoi  e  the  same  y< 
street.     For  fifty-eight  yeai 
staut  practice,  but  the  last   tew    y< 
lite   he  attended  only   special  c-  - 
friends,  and  he   was   frequently   1 
consultation.     In  May,  1825,  Dr.  Carl 
ried  Anne  Marie  Michael,  a  native  ^i  Han- 
over,   daughter    of    John    and    Catherine 
(Bcltr)   Michael.     By  this  union  there  were 
seven  children  : 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  O3 

1.  William   M.,  born  May  22,   1826,  1870.    until    his   death,    which   occurred   in 
died  aged  forty-seven  years.  1887.     He  was  one  of  the  ardent  Repub- 

2.  John,  burn  Feb.   19,  1S28,  is  men-  licans  of  his  locality  ami  took  a  deep  interest 
tioned  below.  in  local  matters,  filling  a  number  of  the  ljor- 

3.  Geokgk  Davidson  was  born  June  15,  ough    offices.     At  the  time  of  his  death  he 
1830.  was  a  director  in  the  First  National  Bank  of 

4.  Charles  1L,  burn    June    5,    1832,  Greencastle. 

died  at  the  age  of  three.  John  Carl  married  Martha  Ritchey  Win- 

5.  Navikk  BlCH  at,  born  Dec.  19,  1836,  gard,  daughter  of  John  and  Lydia  (Stahl) 
•died  when  one  year  old.  Wingard.     She  was  born  in  Antrim  town- 

6.  Henrietta  J.,  was  born  April  11,  ship,  in  September,  1830,  and  still  sur 
1838.  They    had    a    family    of    ten    children,    of 

7.  Mary  ELLEN,  born  March  1,  1843,  whom   the  first   three   were   sons   who  died 
married  Dr.  F.  A.  Bushey.  in  infancy. 

Dr.  Carl,  after  the  death  of  his  first  wife,  4.     Charles  B.  is  mentioned  below. 

July  6,  1848,  married  in   1849,  Mrs.  Susan  5.     John   Adams  is  burgess  of  Greer.- 

Moore,  her  sister,  and  she  died  in  1874.     Dr.  castle. 

Carl  was  a  member  of  the  Lutheran  Church  (>.     F.   Dorsey  is  postmaster  at  Green- 

of  Greencastle.      He   served    his   church    as  castle. 

deacon  for  several  years,  and  as  an  elder  for  7.      Pitt  F.,  is  a  stationer  and  telegraph 

over  fifty  years.  operator. 

The  Doctor  lived  in  Greencastle  during  8.      Eugenia  is  unmarried, 
the  invasion  of  the  State  by  Lee.  and  on  the  9.     Mary  E.   is  unmarried. 
enemy's  retreat  to  Virginia  treated  many  of  10.     Carrie  A.  is  unmarried, 
their  wounded  while  the  army   was  passing          CHARLES      B.     CARL,     the     subject 
through  Greencastle.     When  he  first  settled  proper  ^i  this  sketch,  and  a  prominent  resi- 
in  Greencastle  he  had  a  large  practice,  ex-  dent  of  Greencastle,  was  educated  in  the  pub- 
tending  over  fifteen  miles  in  all  directions  lie  schools  of  Greencastle  and  under  private 
from  the  city,  ami  all  of  his  visits  were  made  tutors.     At  the  age  of  fourteen  years  he  en- 
011  horseback,      lie  lived  to  the  extreme  old  tered  the  drug  store  of  his  uncle  William  and 
age  of   ninety   years   and    four   months,    his  there  learned  the  drug  business.     Tl 
death  occurring  in  April.   1S01.     Being  en-  was    founded    by   his   grandfather,    the    la- 
dowed  with  .1  kindly,  generous  nature,  no  niented  Dr.  Carl.     Upon  the  death  of  Will- 
matter  who  called  upon  iuin   for  attendance  iani  M.  Carl.  Dr.  Carl  again  assumed  charge 
he  responded.     Perhaps  those  whom  he  at-  of  affairs,  and  Charles  !'.    Carl  remained  in 
tended  gratuitously  exceeded  his  paying  pa-  the  establishment  until    1878.  when  ' 
tients.  to  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  and  secured  a  • 

JOHN  CARL,  second  child  oi  Dr.  Carl,  in  the  laboratory  of  a  pharmaceutical 

bom  Feb.  10.  1828,  became  a  fanner  in  early  ,\t   the  same  tune  lie  attended  the   !'. 

life,   but    later  engaged    in   mercantile   pur-  phia  College  oi  Pharmacy,  from  which  he 

suits.     His  education  was  gained  in  the  pub-  was  graduated  in  the  spring  of    1880       He 

lie  schools  of  Greencastle.  where  lie  was  horn  then  returned  to  Greencastle  and  accepted  a 

and  reared.     He  continued  in  his  shoe  and  position  in  the  Carl  drug  store,  bv  this  time 

hat  business,  established   in  Greencastle   in  owned  by  Dr.  F.  A.  Bushey.  an  uu< 


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Carl  conducting  it  for  the  owner  until  1889, 
when  he  purchased  the  store,  which  he  lias 
conducted  ever  since  as  his  own  property. 
He  remained  at  the  old  stand  until  1891, 
when  he  removed  the  business  to  his  pres- 
ent location,  where  he  is  to  be  found  suc- 
cessfully carrying  on  the  house  founded  by 
his  grandfather,  and  conducted  by  some 
member  of  the  family  continuously  from 
that  time.  Mr.  Carl  has  ably  filled  the  posi- 
tion of  notary  public  since  1887.  In  poli- 
tics he  is  a  very  stanch  Republican,  but  he 
has  never  sought  office,  his  business  affairs 
occupying  so  much  of  his  attention. 

The  first  wife  of  Mr.  Carl  was  Sallie  G. 
1'ensinger,  only  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Isa- 
bella B.  (Rupley)  Pensinger,  to  whom  lie- 
was  married  Nov.  25,  1891.  She  died  Nov. 
7,   1898,  the  mother  of  two  sons: 

1.  John  Jacob,  born  June  2,  1893. 

2.  George,  born  Aug.  22,  1897. 

Mr.  Carl's  second  wife  was  Elizabeth 
Rhodes,  whom  he  married  in  July,  1901. 
She  is  a  daughter  of  Rev.  George  M.  Rhodes, 
now  deceased,  who  was  a  prominent  Luth- 
eran divine.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Carl  are  consist- 
ent members  of  the  Lutheran  Church,  in  the 
work  of  which  they  take  a  very  active  part. 
Socially  they  are  important  factors,  not 
only  on  their  own  account,  but  because  of 
the  high  reverence  accorded  the  memory  of 
the  late  venerable  Dr.  Carl,  who  will  always 
be  regarded  as  one  of  the  best  and  noblest, 
as  well  as  ablest  men  Greencastle  has  ever 
known.  His  honorable  and  stainless  name 
is  being  represented  throughout  the  neigh- 
borhood he  loved  so  dearly  by  men  as  liigh- 
minded  as  himself.  Such  men  as  those  who 
sustain  the  credit  and  honor  ,.t  a  good  old 
name  cannot  help  having  an  elevating  in- 
fluence upon  the  general  life  of  a  community. 
ami  Greencastle  owes  much  to  the  Carl 
family. 


SHARPE.     The  Sharpc   family  of  the 
Cumberland     Valley     is     descended 

Thomas  Sharp,  as  the  name  was  originally 
spelled,  and  Margaret  Elder,  his  wife,  na- 
tives of  the  north  of  Ireland,  of  Scotch  ex- 
traction. They  lived  near  Belfast,  in  Coun- 
ty Antrim,  but  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania 
in  1747,  and  settled  near  Newville  in  the 
Cumberland  Valley.  Thomas  and  Mar- 
garet (Elder)  Sharp  had  issue,  the 
and  four  daughters : 

1.  Robert   (  II  >. 

2.  Andrew    (III). 

3.  Alexander  (IV). 

4.  John     married     and     had     issue: 
Mary;  Martha,  who  married  Andrew  Breck- 
enridge;    Margaret,     who    married     David 
White;   and  James,   who   married     M 
Hanna. 

5.  James  (born  July  5.  1753 — died 
April  28,  1S12)  married  Mary  Sterrett 
(born  in  1751— died  Aug.  27.  1833).  They 
had  issue:  Agnes;  Martha,  who  married 
William  McClellan;  Margaret,  who  married 
James  Fullerton;  Robert,  who  married 
Miss  Robison;  Mary,  who  mar: 
Ouigley;  and  James,  who  married  Mary 
Ann  McCune. 

6.  Agnes     married     Moses     Hemp!':! 
(V). 

7.  Mary  married  (lust)  John  Mc- 
Cune, and  they  had  issue:  Roberl 
married  Miss  Laughlin;  John,  who  married. 
May  o.  1806,  Elizabeth  Moore;  William, 
who  married  Nellie  Culberlson,  and  had 
Samuel.  Mary  Jane.  Emily.  Elizabeth,  Mar- 
garet and  William:  and  Mary,  who  married 
Mr.  Caldwell.  She  married  (second)  Alex- 
ander Fullerton. 

8.  Martha    married     a     Huston 

had  issue:     labor;  and  Isabella,  who  mar- 
ried  William    Harper. 

9.  A  daughter  marri< 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(II)  ROBERT  SHARP  (bom  in  Ire- 
land) emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  with  his 
parents,  and  settled  in  the  Cumberland  \  al- 
ley. During  the  Revolution,  he  was  a  wag- 
oner in  the  Continental  army  with  his 
brother,  Alexander.  He  married  Jane 
Boyd,  and  had  issue  : 

i.  Elizabeth  married,  Oct.  10,  1792, 
John  Smith,  of  Franklin  county,  and  had 
issue:  George  Caskey,  died  young;  Robert 
Young  married  and  had  William  R.,  and 
John  X. ;  Sidney  Arthur;  Thomas;  George 
Nelson  married  Jane  Matthews,  and  had 
Elizabeth,  Maria,  Mary,  Arabella  and  Boyd; 
Margaret;  Jane;  Mary;  Arabella  married 
Montgomery  Donaldson,  and  had  Robert; 
Elizabeth  married  J.  D.  Hemminger;  Nel- 
son S. ;  and  Maria. 

2.  Thomas. 

3.  James  married  (first)  Elizabeth 
Orr,  and  had  issue:  two  daughters;  Lcti- 
tia,  who  married  John  Dougherty,  and  had 
Elizabeth  (who  married  Wallace  Galla- 
gher), Mary  E.,  Bell  I.,  (who  married 
Milton  Duncan)  and  W.  M.  ;  and  Mar- 
garet, who  married  (first)  David  Ralston, 
and  had  Elizabeth  (who  married  A.  W. 
Taylor),  James  S.,  Nancy  (who  married 
Mr.  Carter)  and  Thomas  E.,  and  she  mar- 
ried (second)  James  Mitchell.  Mr.  Sharpc 
married  (second)  Nancy  Huston,  and  had 
Robert,  who  married  Margaret  I  lender- 
son,  and  had  1'..  11.  (who  married  Arabella 
B.  Iloobler)  and  R.  M.  (who  married 
Sarah  Letitia   Hoobler). 

4.  David  married  Isabella  Orr.  and 
had  issue:      Robert  and  John. 

5.  John  (born  1773 — died  July  1 2, 
1803)  married  Ww  13,  1814.  Martha 
Huston.  They  had  issue:  Andrew,  born 
Aug.  J5,  [816,  died  young;  Margaret,  horn 
April  iS,  [818,  died  unmarried,  Jan.  jj. 
1870;  Andrew  (2)  horn  March  10.  1820, 
died  Nov.   13,   1805,  married  Eliza  Jacobs, 


and  had  Isabella  (  who  married  Edward 
Drawbaugh),  Mary  (who  married  Alex- 
ander Harland)  and  Janet  (who  married 
William  Mcllwaine)  ;  Martha,  horn  May 
12,  1822,  died  Sept.  22,  1861  ;  Robert  Boyd, 
born  Nov.  10,  1824.  died  March  30.  1874, 
married  Catharine  Caruthers  and  had  Will- 
iam; Thomas,  born  May  29,  1827,  a  farmer 
on  the  old  Sharp  homestead,  married  (  first  1 
December,  1863.  Margaret  Jane  Jacobs, 
born  March  7.  [826,  died  April  2,  1873,  and 
lie  married  (second).  Jennie  E.  Maclay, 
died  April  1,  1882;  and  franklin,  born  Jan. 
3,  183 1,  married  Paulina  Jamison,  and  re- 
moved to  Indiana. 

(  111)  ANDREW  SHARP  (born  in 
Cumberland  county,  in  17501.  son  of 
Thomas  and  Margaret  (Elder)  Sharp, 
married  Annie  Woods,  and  had  issue: 

I.  A.\ me  married  Andrew  McCreight. 
JOSEPH  married,  and  had  six  -•  ns 
and  three  daughters. 

3.  Margaret  married  John  McCuI- 
lough. 

4.  Hannah  married,  in  1803.  Robert 
Leason,  and  had  issue :  Samuel  married  E 
C.  Bruett;  R.  P.;  Lyman  S. ;  Miriam  mar- 
ried Mr.  Jack;  and  Thomas  S.,  a  mil 
married  Mary  Moore  Laird,  and  had  issue, 
Elisse  C,  M.  F.  (who  married  Hannah  Ross 
Reynolds;  and  had   Mary   Laird,  Jeffi 

R.  and  Helen  Ross),  and  Elsie  W. 

(IV)     ALEXANDER  SHARP,  s 
Thomas  and  Margaret  (Elder)  Sharp, 
an  extensive  landowner  at  the  head  of  Big 
Spring,  near  Xewville.     He  is  general 
scribed  by  his  descendants  as  Captain  Alex- 
ander.       He      married      (fust)      M.. 
McDowell,  daughter  of  John  McDowell,  a 
native  of  Scotland  and  mi  early  settler  in  the 
Cumberland    Valley,    many    of    whose    de- 
scendants   live    in     Kishacoquillas    Valley. 
They  had   is--t',c. 

I.      Eleanor  married  Samuel  M> 


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son    of     Samuel     and     Hannah     (Brady) 

McCune,  and  had  issue:  Isabella  married 
George  Allen;  Mary  married  Alfred  Moore, 
and  had  Harry,  Edgar,  William.  Alice, 
Clara,  and  Rosalia;  Eleanor  married  Henry 
Spriggs;  Samuel  married  .Mary  Ellen  Mac- 
lay,  daughter  of  David  and  Eleanor  I  Her- 
ron)  Maclay,  and  had  David  Maclay,  John 
Theodore  and  James  Albert;  Alexander  S. 
married  Mary  Walker,  and  had  Minnie, 
Ettie  and  Eleanor;  John;  Bethsheba  married 
John  T.  Green,  and  had  Elizabeth,  William 
Elder,  Oliver  M.,  and  Annette;  and  Mar- 
garet (born  Oct.  7.  181  1 — died  May  23. 
1877)  married  Feb.  9,  1832,  Samuel 
Wherry  (born  July  22  1804 — died  Sept.  2. 
1861),  and  had  Alexander  Sharp,  Margaret 
Jane,  Eleanor  Sharp,  John,  Samuel  McCune. 
Robert  Sterrett  and  William  Elder. 

2.  Thomas. 

3.  Andrew  (VI). 

4.  Alexander  (VII). 

5.  William  M  .(VIII). 

6.  John  (IX). 

7.  Elder. 

Captain  Sharp  married  (second)  Isa- 
bella Oliver  daughter  of  James  Oliver,  of 
East  Pennsboro  township.  In  1805,  she 
published  a  volume  of  "Poems."  thus  becom- 
ing the  first  poet  in  the  Cumberland  Valley. 

(V)  Agnes  Sharp,  daughter  of 
Thomas  and  Margaret  (Elder)  Sharp, 
married  Moses  Hemphill,  and  they  had 
issue : 

1.  Jam:,  born  in  1768,  died  July  15. 
1817. 

2.  JAMES  (born  Jan.  10.  1770 — died 
July  25.  1852)  married  (first),  Sept.  3, 
1795,  Cynthia  J. irk  (born  in  1768 — died 
Feb.  19.  1827).  daughter  of  James  and  lane 
Jack.  They  had  issue:  Caroline,  born  18113 
— died  May  20.  1 869;  Margaret,  married 
Jan.  12,  1830,  John  II.  Maclay;  Agnes,  bom 
1 7i>7 — died    Aug.    29,    1808;    Moves,    born 


Dec.  29,  1805.  died  March  3.   1865.  n 
March    25,    1830,    Marjory    Clark;    Jan.  - 
Jack,  born  in  18 12,  died  May  28.  1869 
Julia  Ann  married  April  4.    1837.   Willian 
Duncan.      Mr.    Hemphill   married    1  second  1 
Sept.  4,  1828,  Martha  Strain  (born  Oct.  3. 
1773 — died    July    30,    1830).    daught< 
William  and  Jane  Strain. 

(VI)  ANDREW  SHARP,  son  of  Capi. 
Alexander  and  Margaret  (McDowell. 
Sharp,  married  Rosanna  McDowell 
Aug.  2i,  1806 — died  Nov.  13.  188: 
daughter  of  John  and  Jane  1  Mitchell)  Mc- 
Dowell, of  Kishacoquillas  Valley.  John 
McDowell.  Mrs.  Sharp's  father,  was  born 
in  1707,  in  the  Cumberland  Valley,  of  which 
his  father,  also  John  McDowell,  was  an  earlv 
settler.  John  McDowell.  Jr.,  was  known  as 
Col.  John  McDowell,  because  of  his  rank  in 
the  Mifflin  County  Militia.  No  relationship 
has  been  traced  between  the  family  of  John 
McDowell  and  William  McDowell  of 
Peters.  Andrew  and  Rosanna  <  McDowell) 
Sharp  had  issue  : 

1.  Margaretta  J.  lives  at  Newville. 

2.  John  McDowell  1X1 

3.  Andrew   died  aged   nineteen  years. 
After  Mr.  McDowell's  death  his  widow 

married  William  Barr.  of  Newville. 

(VII  1   ALEXANDER  SHARP 
June  12,  1796).  son  of  Capt.  Alexander  and 
Margaret    (McDowell)   Sharp,  was  a  min- 
ister ni  the  Covenanter  branch  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church,  and  served   the  char] 
Newville     for    many    years.      He    married 
Aug.    17,    1824.    Elizabeth    Bryson    | 
Sept.  1  1.  1797  >.  and  had  issue  : 

1.     Margaki  1   Ellen  married  Thomas 
Patterson,  and   had  issue:   Ralph   P.. 
Robert   E.  and  Alexander  Sharpe. 

Robert  Ei  r»i  r  man  ietl 
1873.  Delia  Fil  gcrald. 

3.     Thom  \s    E.    married,    in     August, 
1873.   Helen  C.   Rice,  .\:n\  had  issue:   James 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN*    COUNTY. 


'■7 


Kice,  John  McDowell  (born  April  7,  1874), 
Thomas  (born  Nov.  19.  1876),  and  Ethel 
Marie. 

4.  Robert  Bryson. 

5.  Elder  McDowell. 

6.  John  Riddle  married,  Feb.  2,  i860, 
Martha  F.  Woods,  and  had  issue:  Alex- 
ander A.,  Mary  J.  W.  and  Richard  W Is. 

7.  William  Harkness. 

8.  Jane  Elizabeth. 

9.  Alexander  R.  married  Nellie 
Dent,  and  had  issue:  Alexander  married 
Josephine  Hand,  and  has  one  son,  Alex- 
ander ;  Frederick  Dent,  married  Ellen  Bev- 
erly; Elizabeth  Bryson  married  Major 
James  Pettitt  U.  S.  A. ;  Ulysses  Grant : 
Louis  Dent:  Nellie  Dent,  Julius  Dent  and 
Julia  Dent  ("rant. 

(VIII)  WILLIAM  M.  SHARPE 
(born  July  2$.  1798 — died  Aug.  20.  1835). 
son  of  Capt.  Alexander  and  Margaret 
(McDowell)  Sharp,  was  graduated  M.  D. 
at  the  Medical  Department  of  the  I'niver- 
sity  of  Pennsylvania,  and  practiced  his  pro- 
fession at  Newville.  He  married.  June  5. 
1821,  Jane  Wilson  (died  July,  1876), 
daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel  and  Jane  1  Malum  I 
Wilson.  The  Wilsons' were  an  old  Rocky 
Spring  family.  John  Wilson,  the  father  of 
the  Rev.  Samuel  Wilson,  married  Sarah 
Reid  or  Sarah  Breckinridge,  il  is  uncertain 
■which.  He  had  live  sons:  James  (born  July 
14,  1743.  died  in  1770)  married  Agnes  Hen- 
derson (born  Feb.  14.  [736— died  June  jo. 
1796),  daughter  oi  James  and  Mary  Hen- 
derson, and  had  Sarah,  Mary.  Martha.  Ag- 
nes, John,  James,  Esther,  William  and  Jane: 
.John  went  to  North  Carolina  in  1764;  Hugh 
went  to  Georgia;  Samuel:  and  William. 
■Samuel  Wilson  (born  in  l.etleikenny  town- 
ship, in  1754  —  died  at  Newville.  March  4. 
i7<)())  was  a  farmer  in  early  life,  In  1778 
he  attended  his  youngest  brother,  who  died 
of  a  fever  contracted  in  camp.     He  was  in- 


fected by  his  brother's  malady,  and  being 
very  ill  resolved  to  devote  himself  to  the 
ministry  if  his  life  was  spared.  El 
Princeton  College  after  his  recovery,  he  was 
graduated  in  17N2.  He  studied  the 
with  the  Rev.  Dr.  Robert  Cooper,  of  Middle 
Spring,  and  was  licensed  by  Donegal  Pres- 
bytery, Oct.  17,  1786.  He  was  ordained 
pastor  of  the  Big  Spring  Presbyterian  con- 
gregation at  Newville,  June  20.  1787.  ivhere 
he  remained  until  his  death.  The  tine  old 
stone  church  at  Newville  was  built  in  his 
early  ministry.  He  married  Jane  Mahon, 
(born  in  1761 — died  May  29.  1835  |.  daugh- 
ter of  Archibald  Mahon,  and  they  had 
John,  born  in  1793 — died  Jan.  30.  1809:  and 
Jane,  the  wife  of  Dr.  William  M.  Sharp. 
Dr.  William  M.  and  Jane  (Wilson)  Sharp 
had  issue : 

1.  Samuel  Wilson  (  XI  1. 

2.  Margaret  Eleanor  ( born  Feb. 
_'o.  1824 — died  Oct  17.  1889)  married 
William  Davidson,  and  had  issue:  Jennie 
E. ;  O.  C. :  Mary  M.  married  Dr.  John  C. 
Greenewalt. 

3.  Alexander  Elder  (bom  Sept.  17. 
1S20 — died  Dec.  13.   i860),  married  M 
Weakly,  and  had  issue:   lames  W.,  married 
Ida   C   Hursh,  and  had  a  daughter,   Hen- 
rietta. 

4.  JOSHUA  Williams  (bom  May  24. 
1831 — died  April  7.  1881),  was  a  distin- 
guished! soldier  of  the  Civil  war.  Hi 
tered  the  service  ^ug.  10.  iSij.  as 
Lieutenant  01  Company  E,  130th  P.  Y.  1  . 
and  was  promoted  to  be  captain  Dec.  :.:. 
1862,  his  promotion  dating  from  the 

i.<\  Fredericksburg.     He  was  bieveted  major 
for  meritorious   conduct  in  that   battle,  and 
after  the  war  was  appointed    Fil 
ant.  I'.  S.  A. 

i  [X)   JOHN   SHARPE,  s  n     I   Cap! 

Alexander,      and      Margaret      (McD 
Sharp,     married.     March     10.     1S15.     Jane 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


McCune,  daughter  of  James  McCune,  and 
tliey  had  issue : 
i.     Eleanor. 

2.  Margaret  married  James  McKee- 
han,  and  had  issue:  Ellen  Debrow;  J.  Louisa 
married  James  M.  Locke;  Helen  Mar  mar- 
ried Rev.  Ebenezer  Erskine;  Samuel  married 
Lydia  S.  Craig1;  and  Annabclie. 

3.  Hannah  married  Robert  M.  i  lays, 
and  had  issue:  Margaretta  married  Samuel 
I.  Irwin,  and  had  Robert  Hays  and  Bruce 
Kilgorc;  John  Sharpc  married  Jennie  E. 
McFarlane,  and  had  Belle  McKinney,  Lucy 
Sharpc  and  Jennie  McFarlane;  Edwin  R. 
married  Mary  Louisa  McKinney,  and  had 
Thomas  McKinney;  and  Jane  married  Ed- 
win McClandish,  and  had  Julia  Sharp. 

4.  Isabella  Oliver  married  John 
Gracey,  and  had  issue:  John  Sharpe  married 
Margaret  Beard,  and  had  William  Sharpe 
and  Robert  Beard;  Robert;  Jane  Mary; 
Laura  Belle;  Emma  Priscilla ;  and  James 
Shields. 

5.  Samuel  M.  married  Elizabeth 
Hays  and  had  issue:  Margaret;  Isabel  mar- 
ried Samuel  F.  Huston,  and  had  James  A., 
Samuel  and  Elizabeth;  David  Hays  married 
Sadie  E.  McCullough;  Jane  E.  married 
Hugh  Craig,  and  had  Hugh  Boyd,  Sam- 
uel Sharpe  and  John;  Mary  Josephine; 
Martha  Ellen;  Anna  Bertha;  and  Emma  F. 

6.  Alexander  Brady  (born  Aug.  1  _\ 
1827)  was  graduated  at  Jefferson  College 
and  studied  law  under  Robert  M.  Bard. 
Chambers]  utrg,  and  Frederocks  Watts, 
Carlisle.  During  the  Civil  war  he  served 
with  the  7th  Pennsylvania  Reserve,  and  re- 
ceived the  brevet  ranks  of  major,  lieutenant- 
colonel  and  colonel.  He  married  Dec  10. 
1854,  Catharine  Mears  Blauev.  daughter  of 
Major  George  Blaney,  Q,  S.  A. 

7.  Elder  W.  married  Oct.  7,  1852. 
Elizabeth  Kelso,  and  had  issue:  John  C,  a 
Presbyterian  minister,  married  (first),  Mary 


E.  Reynolds,  (second),  Mary  C.  McCul- 
lough, and  had  issue,  James  A.  1  who  married 
Annie  Brown)  :  Sarah  S.  married  William 
Grasey;  Brady  W.  married  Lodemia  C 
O'Neil;  Edgar  married  Ida  Bell  Winter-; 
Jennie  M.  married  John  Skyles  Woodbum ; 
Robert  H.  married  Marian  Sollenberger : 
Wallace  W.,  married  Saidie  Billingsley;  and 
Elder  W. 

8.  John  married  Jan.  21.  1875,  Mrs. 
Jennie  E.  Agnew,  and  had  issue,  Mary  Ann 
Biglcr  and  Alexander. 

(X)  joiix  Mcdowell  sharpe 

(bom    in    Newton    township.    Cumberland 
County,  Oct.  7,  1830 — died  Aug.  23.  i>  - 
son  of  Andrew  and  Rosanna   (McDowell) 
Sharp,   studied   at    Marshall    College.    Mer- 
cersburg.    1844-46,   and  completed  his 
legiate  course  at  Jefferson  College,  Canons- 
burg,  from  which  he  was  graduated  in  1848, 
with  the  highest  honors  of  his  class.      He 
studied  law  with  Frederick  Watts  in  Car- 
lisle, and  was  admitted  to  the  Cumberland 
County    Bar,    in    November,    1850.     S 
after  coming  to  the  Bar  he  determined  to 
settle  in  Chambersburg,  and  was  admitted 
to    the    Franklin    County    Bar.    March     11. 
1851.       When     he    hung    out     his    modest 
"shingle"    in    Chambersburg,    the    gr< 
jurist  in   a   State  remarkable   lor  great  jur- 
ists, was  in  his  last  year  on  the  G  n 
Pleas  Bench.    To  have  practiced. 
a  few  months,  under  Judge  Biack  was 
a  distinction.     From  the  beginning  •  I 
career  as  a  lawyer  he  took  an  active  ; 
politics.     At  first  he  followed  the  tradition? 
of  the  Sharpe  family  in  his  political  affilia- 
tions.    His  great-grandparents  on  his  fath- 
er's  side,   Thomas  and    Margaret    (Elder) 
Sharp,    were    Covenanters,    a    stock    from 
which  descended  many  of  the  most  zealous 
Republicans    <>i     1856.      His    grandfather. 
Alexander    Sharp,    was   a    Federalist.      ]\<< 
father.   Andrew   Sharp,   was  .1   Whig.      The 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  69 

last  of  the  Whig  candidates  for  the  I'resi-  an    "apostate"    and   '•turn-coat,"   and   other 

dency,  General  Scott,  in  1852,  had  n<>  inure  hard  names,  but  the  prevailing  tone  was  one 

ardent  or  eloquent  advocate  on   the  stump  of  surprise. 

than  McDowell  Sharpe.  The  tendency  of  Mr.  Sharpe  was  essentially  a  lawyer,  and 
family  tradition  and  religious  principle  was  a  great  lawyer — one  of  the  greatest  that  ever 
to  make  him  an  uncompromising  opponent  graced  the  Bar  of  any  court,  however  dis- 
of  slavery.  But  after  the  disruption  of  the  tinguished.  After  he  had  been  at  the  Bar  a 
Whig  party,  the  political  condition  of  the  few  years  he  entered  into  partnership  with 
country  was  chaotic.  The  Know-Nothing  the  Hon.  Wilson  Reilly.  who  was  elected  a 
movement  that  dominated  State  and  Nation  Representative  in  Congress  in  1856.  There 
for  a  number  of  years  afterward,  disgusted  was  little  in  common  between  the  two  men, 
him  by  its  vagaries.  He  failed  to  foresee  the  except  the  genial  temper  that  distinguished 
greatness  of  the  mission  of  the  Republican  both  and  their  acknowledged  eminence, 
party  at  its  inception.  His  environment  Reilly  was  perhaps  the  more  persuasive  be- 
may  have  clouded  his  perceptions  of  the  fore  a  jury,  but  Sharpe  had  the  greater  eru- 
political  future.  There  was  no  Republican  dition  and  the  completer  mastery  of  the  case 
party  in  Pennsylvania  until  after  the  election  in  hand.  In  court  there  was  a  marked  con- 
of  Lincoln  in  i860.  He  lived  on  the  border  trast  between  the  two  men.  Reilly  had  an 
line  of  the  slave  system.  Fremont  in  1856  air  of  easy  indolence  that  could  be  quickly 
must  have  seemed  to  him  as  to  many  others  aroused  into  impetuous  energy  or  fiery  in- 
a  young  adventurer.  Buchanan  was  of  a  vective.  Sharpe  was  quiet,  gentle,  self-con- 
P>dcralist  ancestrv  like  his  own.  There  was  tained.  watchful,  alert,  and  intense.  He  was 
the  glamour  of  a  distinguished  career  around  often  discursive  but  never  missed  a  point  in 
the  brow  of  Fremont's  opponent.  Besides  eliciting  truth.  Before  a  jury  he  was  not 
James  Buchanan  was  a  native  of  the  county,  eloquent,  but  he  was  convincing.  His  man- 
and  the  picturesque  surroundings  of  Bu-  ner  was  colloquial  rather  than  oral 
chanan's  birth-place  at  Stony  Batter  were  Sometimes  he  demolished  an  opponent's  case 
among  the  associations  of  Sharpe's  student  with  the  swift  sweep  of  a  torrent.  In  argu- 
days  at  Mercersburg.  How  far  these  influ-  ing  to  the  court  he  was  a  general  marsl  g 
ences  affected  a  sensitive  and  susceptible  his  forces  in  battle — sometimes  a  Nap 
mind  it  would  be  difficult  to  say,  hut  there  the  swiftness  of  his  movements;  som 
was  great  surprise  when  it  was  learned  that  a  Fabius  in  guarding  his  defenses  and  his 
McDowell  Sharpe  had  become  a  Democrat,  lines  of  retreat.  He  was  sometimes  beaten, 
It  is  a  sign  of  the  prominence  at  the  Bar  and  hut  never  until  the  last  line  of  attack  !e 
in  the  county  that  Mr.  Sharpe  had  acquired  fense  had  failed.  His  cases  were  never 
in  five  years  that  his  change  of  political  faith,  finally  l'»t  when  the  court  was  agaii 
in  1856.  caused  a  great  sensation  in  both  until  the  Supreme  Court  had  passed  up  >n 
parties.  The  Democrats  welcomed  him  with  them,  and  they  were  often  won  in  the  court 
great  effusion.  The  men  with  whom  he  had  above  after  being  lost  in  the  court  below. 
previously  affiliated  were  indignant — they  When  he  won  in  the  Common  Pleas  he  sel- 
were  more  than  indignant,  they  were  dom  lost  his  case  in  the  Supreme  C 
grieved.  "How  can  it  he  possible,"  men  this  continued  round  of  professional  em- 
said,  "that  a  man  like  Sharpe  should  go  over  ployments,  in  the  courts  and  out.  always 
to  the  Democratic  party."     Some  called  him  exacting  and  often  involving  petty  issues. — 


70                     BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

his  career  of  thirty-two  years  at  the  Bar  was  "Home  Guards"  were  summoned  to  do  mili- 

spent,  and  that  too  without  adequate  reward  tary  duty,  and  were  encamped  south  of  the 

in  money  for  his  services,  or  fame  commen-  town,  near  where  the  works  of  the  Cham- 

surate  with  his  abilities  and  learning.  l>ersburg  Engineering  Company  are  now  sit- 

For  one  content  witli  great  achievements  uated.  Pickets  were  thrown  out.  and  on  the 
in  a  narrow  sphere  Mr.  Sharpc's  profes-  outer  picket  line,  on  the  Greencastlc  road, 
sional  life  may  have  been  satisfactory,  hut  was  Sharpe.  Fortunately  the  foe  did  i.ot 
for  a  man  of  his  abilities,  who  knew  his  own  put  in  an  appearance,  the  battle  of  Antietam 
worth,  his  political  career  was  singularly  saving  the  valley  from  an  invasion  that 
barren.  Only  once  was  he  chosen  for  a  came  a  year  later.  Mr.  Sharpe  possessed  an 
work  that  was  worthy  of  his  talents  in  the  attractive  personality.  His  manners  were 
fullness  of  his  powers.  That  was  as  a  mem-  refined,  and  his  face  showed  the  dominating 
ber  of  the  Constitutional  Convention  in  quality  of  the  man — intellectuality.  He 
1873.  In  that  body  he  occupied  a  high  place,  mingled  little  in  society  and  devoted  much 
but  his  true  sphere  would  have  been  as  a  of  his  leisure  to  study.  He  was  buried  in  the 
representative  in  Congress,  or  better  still  as  beautiful  graveyard  of  the  Falling  Spring 
a  Senator  from  Pennsylvania.  Either  posi-  Presbyterian  Church.  His  funeral  was  at- 
tion  might  easily  have  been  possible  to  him  tended  by  representatives  of  both  Houses  of 
as  a  Republican.  As  a  Democrat  he  was  the  Legislature  and  by  the  Ears  of  both 
compelled  to  be  content  with  three  terms  in  Houses  of  the  Legislature,  and  by  the 
the  House  of  Representatives  at  Harris-  Bars  of  both  Cumberland  and  Franklin 
burg,  as  a  member  from  Franklin  and  Ful-  counties.  Mr.  Sharpe  married  Emma  Kiiiij. 
Ion  counties  in  1863,  from  Franklin  and  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Sharpe  (Mac- 
Perry,  in  1864,  and  from  Franklin  in  1883.  'av)  King,  of  Chambersburg.  Mr.  King  was 
His  pre-eminence  was  fully  recognized  in  a  leading  business  man  of  his  time  and  tor 
the  House,  but  death  closed  his  career  pre-  many  years  president  of  the  Bank  of  Cham- 
maturely.  His  death  ended  the  possible  hershurj;.  J.  McDowell  and  Emma  (Kniq;i 
fulfilment  of  the  promise  that  seemed  to  Sharpe  had  issue: 
open  before  him  in  his  early  manhood.  I.     John  King. 

It  was  impossible  thai  Mr.  Sharpe  should  2.     Rosanna  McDowell. 

be  a  sympathizer  with  secession  or  rebellion.  3.     J.  McDowell. 

His  moral  rectitude,  his  personal  indepen-  4.     Walter  King  ^ >i  1 1  > . 

deuce,  and  his  elevated  patriotism  alike  for  All  died  in  infancy  except  Walter  King. 

bade  his  acceptance  of  the  unfortunate  Dem-  (XI)   SAMUEL  WILSON  SHARPE 

ocratic  pronouncement  of  [864  that  war  was  (bom  March  29,  [822 — die.!  Dec.  6,  1877 

a    failure.      In    1862    when    the    State    was  son    oi    Dr.    William    McDowell    and    lane 

threatened  with  invasion  for  the  first  time,  (Wilson)  Sharpe,  was  educated  at  a  I^atin 

before  the  battle  of   Antietam,   he  lefl    his  school  al    Newville,  and  in  early  manhood 

books  and  clients  and  went  out  as  a  private  engaged  in  the  grain  and   forwarding  busi- 

in  one  oi  the  "Home  Guards"  companies,  to  ness.     As  was  customary  at  that  tune,  he 

meet  the  advancing  Confederates,     The  en-  owned  his  own  warehouse  and  cats  in  which 

envy  was  near  at  h.md.      The  town  was  in  a  he  shipped  his  produce.     He  was  very  suc- 

panic.    Many  in'  the  more  timid  ^i  the  citi-  cessful  in  business,  but  retired  in   1855  lv- 

zens  had  fled.    An  attack  was  expected.    The  cause  of  ill  health.     He  was  noted 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ;j 

admiration  of  fine  stock,  and  liis  stables  were  with  his  cousin,  J.  \Y.  Sharpe,  Esq.,  under 

filled  with  horses  and  cattle  of  high  breed-  the  firm  name  of  Sharpe  &  Sharpe.     This 

ing  and  pure  blood.    He  was  an  influential  partnership  lasted  ten  years.     In  1899,  Irvin 

man  in  the  community,  upright,  honest  and  C.  Elder,  Esq.,  entered  the  partnership,  the 

charitable.      Mr.    Sharpe    married     (first),  firm  name  being  changed  to  Sharpe,  Sharpe 

March  5,   1844,   Eliza  A.   McKeehan,   who  &  Elder.     In  1901,  the  partnership  was  dis- 

died  Jan.  4,  1858.     They  had  issue :  solved,    Joshua    W.    Sharpe    retiring,    and 

1.  William  McDowell  (born  Feb.  a  new  partnership  was  formed  under  the 
1,  1845)  married  Calista  James,  and  they  firm  name  of  Sharpe  &  Elder.  At  the  Bar 
had  issue:  Elizabeth,  Minnie  Belle,  Samuel  Mr.  Sharpe  has  shown  many  of  the  quali- 
Wilson,  Marian,  Maude  and  Janet.  ties  of  his  distinguished  father,  and  he  en- 

2.  Samuel  McK.  (born  Oct.  15,  1846  joys  a  large  and  lucrative  practice.  In  poli- 
— died  July,  1901)  married  in  December,  tics  he  is  nominally  a  Democrat,  but  pers  11- 
1868,  Mary  A.  Clark.  They  had  issue:  ally  and  intellectually  he  is  a  man  of  inde- 
Annic,  Jennie.  Blanche  (deceased)  and  pendent  views,  and  so  far  has  manifested  no 
Louis  Clarke.  political  ambition.     Like  his  father  he  is  a 

3.  ALEXANDER,  born  April  26,  1849,  close  student,  and  he  devotes  all  his  time 
died  in  1868.  to  his  profession.    Mr.  Sharpe  married,  May 

4.  Joshua  Wilson   (XII 1).  6,   1897,  Helen.  McKeehan  Cook,  daughter 

5.  James  McKeehan,  born  Dec.  26,  of  the  late  Jeremiah  Cook,  a  member  of  the 
1852.  Franklin  County  Bar,  and  at  one  tiim        I    r 

6.  Lewis  Williams,  born  Dec.  8,  of  the  Franklin  Repository.  They  have 
1854,  died  in  1875.  issue: 

Mr.  Sharpe  married  (second),  Dec.  29,  1.     John  McDowell. 

1859,  Elizabeth  Espey.  2.     Winifred. 

(XII)     WALTER     KING    SHARPE  (XIII)      JOSHUA      WILSON' 
(born  Dec.  24,  1863),  son  of  J.  McDowell  SHARPE  (born  Feb.  8.  185:  1.  son  of  Sam- 
and   Emma   (King)    Sharpe,  was  prepared  uel    Wilson    and    Ann    Fliza    (McKeehan) 
for  college  at  the  Chambersburg  Academy  Sharpe.   was  educated   at   Tuscarora   Acad- 
under  Dr.  J.  H.  Shumaker.  He  then  entered  emy,   Academia,  and  at  the  Chambersburg 
Phillips   Academy,    Andover,    Mass.,    from  Academy,  and  was  graduated  at  Pi 
which  he  was  graduated  in  1882.     lie  sub-  College  in  187;,.     He  studied  law  with  the 
sequently  entered  Princeton  College,  but  the  Hon.    1.    McDowell    Sharpe   in   Chambers- 
death  of  his  father  in   1883  necessitated  his  burg,    and    was   admitted    to   the    Franklin 
return  to  Chambersburg  to  assist  in  the  set-  County  Bar,  Sept.  7.  1875.     He  beg       l    : 
tlement  of  the  estate.      In   the  autumn  of  practice  of  his  profession  at  Washington,  D. 
1882,  he  went  to  Europe,  where  he  remained  C,  but   his  health   failing  in    1870.  : 
for  nearly  a  year.     Upon  his  return  in  1885,  ten  years  of  bis  life  were  spent  in  the 
he  entered  the  office  of  the  lion.  John  Stew-  on  a  ranch  in  Montana  and  in  travel 
art,  as  a  studcnt-at-law ,  and  was  admitted  to  In    1887  he  resumed   the  practice  e  :   law  in 
the   Franklin   County    Par  at    the    February  Chambersburg.  in  which  he  continues.     He 
term,  i88<).    He  has  since  practiced  his  pro-  is  now  Chief  Burgess  of  the  borough,  hav- 
fession  in   Chambersburg.     When   he   first  ing  been  appointed  to  till  the  uih 
began    the   practice,    he   associated    himself  of  Howard  Noble.     He  was  for  a  number  of 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


years  a  director  of  the  National  Rank  of 
Chambersburg,  and  attorney  for  the  Bank, 
lie  is  a  trustee  of  Wilson  College  for  Wo- 
men, the  Chambersburg  Academy  and  the 
Falling  Spring  Presbyterian  Church.  Mr. 
Sharpe  married  June  5,  1889,  Sara  Flem- 
ing, daughter  of  David  Fleming,  Esq..  of 
Ilarrisburg. 

ROWE.  This  family  traces  its  ances- 
try directly  to  Castle  Pollard,  County  West- 
meath,  Ireland,  but  may  be,  nevertheless,  of 
English  origin,  some  of  the  Rowe  name  hav- 
ing come  over  with  Cromwell  or  before.  The 
rectory  of  the  parish  of  Rathgraff,  to  which 
Castle  Pollard  belongs,  was  burned  t<>  the 
ground  over  forty  years  ago,  and  all  the 
parish  records  destroyed.  In  consequence 
the  family  line  upward  and  its  connections 
can  not  be  followed  far.  If  the  Rowe  family 
of  Franklin  county  is  of  Irish  origin,  as  is 
piost  likely,  for  families  of  this  name  are 
found  in  several  counties  of  Ireland,  the 
name  came  from  O'Ruaidh,  anglicized  Roe 
anil  Rowe.  The  name  John  is  very  common 
in  the  Rowe  branch  of  the  O'Neill  sept.  John 
Rowe  of  Ballybrennan,  in  County  Wexford, 
married  Margaret,  daughter  of  Conall 
O'Morcho  (Murphy),  of  Tobberlimnich. 
early  in  the  seventeenth  century.  Toward  the 
close  of  the  nineteenth  century  Phillis  Rowe. 
daughter  of  John  Rowe,  of  Ballycross 
House,  County  Wexford,  married  William 
Francis  Forbes,  son  of  Viscount  Forbes,  eld- 
est son  of  the  Earl  oi  Granard.  There  was 
a  seat  called  1 '.ride-; well,  belonging  to  a  gen- 
tleman named  Rowe,  On  the  road  from  \\"e\ 
ford  to  Tontern,  at  the  time  that  John  Rowe 
of  Castle  Pollard,  County  Westmeath,  emi- 
grated to  America  and  settled  at  Greencastle. 
These  examples  show  the  esteem  in  which 
the  Rowes  were  held  in  Wexford  during  a 
period  of  three  hundred  years,  but  they  *\^> 
not  prove  that   John  the  emigrant  was  de- 


scended from  John  of  Ballybrennan.  or  was 
of  the  same  family  as  Rowe  of  Brideswell, 
or  John  of  Ballycross.  The  Rowes  of  Wex- 
ford lived  at  a  distance  from  the  Rowi 
Westmeath.  But  the  name  is  found  in  Ul- 
ster, as  well  as  in  Leinster.  Near  the 
of  the  seventeenth  century  a  Miss  K  ,ve 
married  John  O'Hare.  of  Crcbilly.  County 
Antrim,  and.  dying  without  issue,  left  an 
estate  to  the  Rowes.  It  is  probable  these 
Rowes  were  of  the  same  stock  as  the  others, 
as  well  as  the  family  at  the  head  of  which 
was  the  O'Conner  Roe.  so  called. 

1!)   JAMES   ROWE.  whose  son  John 
was   the   ancestor  of   the   Rowe   family  of 
Franklin  county,  lived  at  Castle  Pollard,  in 
the  parish  of  Rathgraff,  County  Westmeath, 
Leinster,  Ireland.     It  was  a  market  and  post 
town,  on  the  road  from  Dublin  to  Granard, 
ten    miles    from    Mullinger.   and    for;- 
miles  from  Dublin.     The  parish  is  a  fertile 
one.  much  of  the  land  being  limesl 
at  the  time  that  it  was  the  home  of 
Rowe   and    his    family,    it    had   a   par 
school    of   the    Church   of   Ireland   an 
private    schools.     Near    it    was    Pakenham 
11  all.  the  seat  of  Lord  Longford,  and  Kin- 
curk.  the  seat  of  William  Pollard.     In  the 
neighborhood  were  other  gentlemen's 
and   its  environment  was  unusually  attrac- 
tive,   both    Lough   Lane   and    Lough    Dere- 
varagli  being  not  two  miles  distant.      | 
Rowe  is  said  to  have  had  two  children. 

1.  James. 

2.  Jo. ix  1  in. 

ill)    JOHN    ROWE    (bom   at  Castle 
Pollard.    County    Westmeath,    Irelar 
1776. — died  March  25,   •  \;      ,  son 
Ro\\e.  was  a  hatter,  having  learned  the  I 
in  bis  native  town.     As  he  was  a  churchman 
it  is  not  improbable  that  lie  was  educal 
the  parochial  scho  which 

was  aided  by  1  .ord  Longford  ami  the 
lard  family.     He  came  to  America  at  the  be- 


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ginning'  of   the   last   century,   and   in    1804  1856  the  Democratic  State  convention  was 

settled   at    Greencastle,    where   he    followed  held  in  Chambersburg,  with  a  view  of  put- 

his    trade    until    his    death.      In    1814    he  ting   Major  Rowe   in   nomination    i 

marched  to  the  defense  of   Baltimore   with  veyor-general.       He     was    nominated     and 

Capt.  Andrew  Robison's  company,  which  in-  elected,  and   though   a    Douglas   Democrat, 

eluded  nearly  all  the  leading  citizens  of  the  was  unanimously  nominated   for  re-election 

town.     In    1813,    he   married    Mary    Wise,  in    1859,   but  his  party   failed   to  carry  the 

daughter   of  John    and    Sarah    (Robinson)  State.     At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  war  he 

Wise,    and    granddaughter    of    Christopher  took  strong  ground  in  behalf  of  the  Union, 

Wise,  whose  wife  was  a  daughter  of  William  and  in  ]S6i  he  was  again  elected  a  member 

McKinney,  killed  and  scalped  by  the  Indi-  of  the  House  of  Representatives  as  a  war 

ans,  April  2.  1757,  on  his  farm  near  the  Hoi-  Democrat,  and  was  chosen  Speaker  of  the 

Iiwell      papermill,      below      Chambersburg.  House.     He  was  afterward  identified  with 

Christopher  Wise  came  to  Antrim  township  the  Republican  party  and  was  prominent  in 

from  Havre-de-Grace,  Md.    John  and  Mary  its  councils.     As  a  young  man  he  was  active 

Rowe  had  issue:  in    promoting    the    efficiency    of    the    State 

1.  John  (III).  militia,  and  was  chosen  major  of  one  of  the 

2.  Sarah     Ann    died    unmarried    in  Franklin  county  battalions. 

Scott  County,  Iowa.  Major  Rowe  married,   in    1S36,   Eliza- 

3.  Maria  married  Michael  Garber,  and  bcth  Prather  (born  Aug.  1814 — died  Jan. 
they  had  issue:  John,  Davis,  Mary  and  II,  1880),  daughter  of  Abraham  and 
Harry.  Martha    (Watson)    Prather.      The    Prather 

(III)  JOHN  ROWE  (born  Oct.  4,  family  is  one  of  the  oldest  in  the  county  and 
1814 — died  Dec.  27,  1880),  son  of  John  and  is  descended  from  Henry  Prather  1  born 
Mary  (Wise)  Rowe.  was  educated  in  the  Sept.  14,  1732 — died  Aug.  28,  1 775  >  who 
Greencastle  schools,  and  was  all  his  life  a  was  brought  to  America  by  his  parents  when 
merchant  in  Greencastle.  lie  was  zealous  in  only  a  year  old.  }le  came  from  Virginia  to 
promoting  the  growth  and  prosperity  of  his  the  Conococheague  as  a  young  man.  and 
native  town,  and  was  always  active  and  in-  married  Elizabeth  Hicks,  daughter  of  Chris- 
fluential  in  politics.  Even  before  his  ma-  tian  Hicks,  of  Antrim  township.  His  son, 
jority  he  began  to  take  a  leading  part  in  Abraham  Prather. (horn  Oct.  16,  1 762 — died 
local  affairs,  and  was  sent  by  the  Democrats  July.  1819),  married  Sept.  7,  1809,  Martha 
•of  his  district  to  the  1  'cmocratie  county  con-  Watson,  daughter  oi  Col.  James  an  ' 
vention,  and  by  lhat  body  he  was  chosen  a  betll  Watson,  of  Lancaster  county.  James 
delegate  to  the  State  convention,  with  in-  Watson  (born  in  1743— died  July  2,  1831). 
structions  to  support  Martin  Van  Buren  for  son  of  John  and  Ann  (Stephenson)  ' 
President.  In  184O,  when  only  twenty-five  of  Donegal.  Lancaster  county,  commanded 
years  old.  he  was  elected  a  justice  of  the  a  company  in  Col.  James  Cunningham's  bat- 
peace,  and  in  1844  he  was  a  Democratic  can-  talion  of  the  "Flying  Camp."  which  partic- 
didate  for  the  Legislature,  but  the  Whigs  ipated  in  the  battle  of  Long  Island,  Aug.  27, 
bad  a  majority,  lie  continued  active  in  the  1770.  under  the  command  of  Major  Will- 
support  of  his  party,  and  in  1S51  he  was  iam  Hays.  He  was  commissioned  C 
elected  a  representative  in  the  General  As-  July  1.  1777.  °'  'he  2d  Battalion.  1 
sembly,  ami  was  again  elected  in  1852.     In  County    Associators.       Fudge    P.    Watson 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


Rovvc  has  his  original  commissions  as  cap- 
tain and  colonel.  John  and  Elizabeth  Roue 
had  issue : 

1.  David  Watson  (IV). 

2.  Anna  Mary  married  Lemuel 
Snively   [Snively  Family]. 

3.  Martha  Ellen  married  Louis  II. 
Fletcher  [Fletcher  Family]. 

4.  John  GlLMORE  (horn  May  31, 
1842 — died  Sept.  29,  1874)  enlisted  as  first 
sergeant  of  Company  K,  126th  P.  V.  L, 
Aug.  7,  1862,  and  was  promoted  to  be  first 
lieutenant  Aug.  15,  1862;  he  participated  in 
the  battle  of  Fredericksburg,  Dec.  13,  1862, 
and  at  Chancellorsville,  May  3,  1863,  was 
wounded  severely  in  the  forehead.  Me  had 
been  a  private  in  Company  C,  2d  P.  V.  I. 

5.  Elizabeth  Prather  (born  Nov. 
18,  1844)  married  John  M.  Stoner. 

6.  Florence  Sarah  (born  April  20, 
1846)  married  William  H.  Davison  (born 
Nov.  2,  1835 — died  in  1S75),  son  ot  An- 
drew and  Sarah  (Brown)  Davison,  who  was 
captain  of  Company  B,  126th  P.  V.  I.  They 
had  issue:  Watson  R.,  a  lawyer;  Elizabeth, 
who  died  young;  Jane;  and  Nellie,,  who  died 
young. 

7.  Henry  Prather  (born  Feb.  8. 
1848)    died  young. 

8.  Isabella  Watson  (T>orn  Sept.  t8, 
1850)  married  William  I'.  Brewer  1  born 
April  3,  1844)  a  member  of  the  Franklin 
County  Bar.  and  Stale  Senator,  1893-96, 
They  have  one  son.  John  R.,  second  lieu- 
tenant, 2 1  st  United  Stales  Infantry. 

(IV)  DAVID  WATSON  ROWE 
(born  Nov.  12,  183d).  sou  of  John  and 
Elizabeth  (Prather)  Rowe,  was  educated  in 
the  schools  at  Greencastle,  where  he  was  pre- 
pared for  college.  He  entered  Marshall 
College,    Mercersburg,    in    1851,   and  went 

with  the  institution  to  Lancaster,  upon  the 
consolidation  of  Franklin  and  Marshall  Col- 
lege, in    1853.     He  left  the  college  in   his 


Junior  year  to  begin  the  study  of  the  law 
with   William  McLellan.  of  Chamber 
and  was  admitted   to  the   Franklin   C 
Bar,  Aug.  15,   1857.     Although  he  left  col- 
lege before  being  graduated,  he  v 
with  the  degree  of  A.  M.  by  Franklin  and 
Marshall  College,  in  1S67.     After  being  ad- 
mitted to  the  Bar  he  began  the  practice 
profession  at  Chambersburg,  where  he  was 
engaged  at  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil   war. 
With  his  brother  he  responded  to  Prcs 
Lincoln's  first  call   for  troops  by  en' 
becoming  a  private  in  Company  C,  2d  P.  V. 
I.    A  week  later  he  was  made  sergeant  1 
of  the  regiment,  and   was  promoted   to  be 
first  lieutenant  of  Company  C  a  few  weeks 
later,    serving   until    the   expiration    of   his 
term  of  enlistment.     When  the  126th  Regi- 
ment was  organized  he  recruited  Company 
K,  of  which  he  was  appointed  captain,  Aug. 
8.  1862.    He  was  promoted  to  be  Iieutt 
colonel  of  the  regiment  Aug.   13.    un- 
served until  the  expiration  of  his  term 
listment,  May  20,  1863.     He  was  present  at 
Antietam,  but,  the  regiment  being  held  in  re- 
serve, he  was  not  actively  engaged.     At  the 
battle  of  Fredericksburg,  Dec.  13      -    . 
regiment,   which   formed  a  part  of  Tyler's 
Brigade.    Humphrey's   Division, 
tion   in   the  attempt   to  earn    the  en 
Marye's  Hill.     The  command  was  "< 
bayonet:  officers  twelve  paces  in  front."  The 
advance   was  made  over   tl 
^i    the    last    chai  lumn.    up    • 

a  moment's  dash  oi  the  stone  wall   - 
the  enemy  lay.     There  it  was  met  by  .. 
of   (lame   from   the   fatal   wall.      < 
fell,  severely  wounded,  at  the  head  oi  his 
men,    while  heroicalh    urging    them  I 

the  farthest  point  of  the  charge.     The 
mand  then  devolve  I  upon  Lieut.  Col.  R 
under  whoso  skillful  leadership  the  fn 
Struggle    was   maintained   until   it    was  seen 
that   further  sacrifice  was  useless,  v.', 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

obedience  to  orders,  he  brought  his  shattered  P.  Fletcher  as  his  partner.  He  is  a  member 
regiment  off  the  field.  On  the  field  of  Chan-  of  Housum  Post,  No.  309,  G.  A.  R.,  of 
cellorsville,  the  enemy,  having  turned  the  which  he  is  a  past  commander;  and  of 
Union  right,  pressed  upon  the  unprotected  George  Washington  Lodge,  No.  143,  F.  & 
flank  occupied  for  the  time  by  Tyler's  Brig-  A.  M.  His  religious  membership  is  main- 
ade,  to  which  Col.  Rowe's  regiment  be-  tained  in  Trinity  P.  F.  Church,  Chambers- 
longed,   and,   passing   round    to    the    rear,  burg. 

threatened  it  with  capture.  Thus  outflanked  Col.  Rowe  married,  Aug.  5,  1862.  An- 
thc  regiment  was  forced  to  retire,  but  not  nie  F.  Fletcher,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  and 
until  all  the  ammunition  that  the  men  car-  Flizabeth  (Zeigler)  Fletcher.  Their  mar- 
ried had  been  exhausted.  Among  the  riage  was  celebrated  the  day  before  he  went 
wounded  in  this  battle,  were  Lieut. -Col.  to  the  front  with  his  regiment.  They 
Rowe  and  his  brother,  Lieut.  John  G.  Rowe.  no  children. 

Col.  Rowe  was  hit  in  the  cheek  by  a  rifle  Col.  Rowe  is  six  feet  in  height,  of  medi- 
ball.  Gen.  Tyler,  in  his  official  report  of  the  um  weight,  with  dark  eyes  and  hair.  Alter 
battle,  says :  "The  126th,  Lieut.  Col.  Rowe,  admission  to  the  Bar.  he  resided  in  Cham- 
was  third  in  line,  and  for  earnest,  spirited  bersburg,  except  for  the  period  between 
work  they  could  not  be  excelled.  Col.  Rowe  1S73  and  1883.  when  he  lived  at  his  place 
exhibited  the  true  characteristics  of  a  soldier  called  Rosemont,  above  Greencastle.  For 
— brave,  cool  and  determined — and  his  spirit  the  last  twenty  years  he  has  resided  at  his 
was  infused  into  every  officer  and  soldier  in  present  home,  on  the  northeast  comer  of 
his  command."  After  his  return  to  civil  Market  and  Second  streets.  Judge  Rowe 
life  he  resumed  the  practice  of  his  profession,  delivered  the  oration  at  the  comity's  memo- 
in  which  he  continued  until  1868.  when,  at  rable  celebration  of  the  centennial  anniver- 
the  age  of  thirty-one,  he  was  commissioned  sary  of  the  Declaration  <ii  Independence, 
by  Gov.    Geary,    Additional    Law   Judge   oi 

the    16th  Judicial    District,   comprising  the  GEORGF  ROYER  K.U'FFMAN.  M. 

counties  of   Franklin,   Fulton,  Bedford  and  D.    ( lx>rn    May    14.    1841 — died     Aug.    13. 

Somerset.     In  the  autumn  of  the  same  year  1897).  was  of  the  highest  type  of  American 

he  was  elected  for  the  full  term  of  ten  years,  citizen — a  man  who  did  his  duty  as  he  saw 

In     1874    the    39th    Judicial    District   was  it  without  fear  or  favor,  and  who  pass 

formed,  comprising  the  counties  of  Franklin  >>t  lite  mourned  by  a'.!  who  knew  him.     He 

and  Fulton,  of  which  he  became  President  was  not  unacquainted  with  grief,  troul 

Judge;  he  was  re-elected  in    1N7N  for  a  sec-  hardship  had   he  known,  yet   the   sweetness 

ond    term    of    ten    years.       lie    retired    from  of  his  disposition,  the  deep  sympathy  of  Ins 

the   Bench   in   January,    1SS9,   after  having  great   heart,   and   the   unselfish  devotion   to 

served  twenty-one  years.     After  leaving  the  others    remained    unchanged.      Those    who 

Bench  lie  resumed  his  place  ai  the  Bar.  and  knew  him.  loved  him.     In  the  rapid  advance 

has  since   been   in   active  practice.      He   had  of  medical  science,  specialists  are  taking  the 

as    his    partner,    188005.    Alexander    Stew-  place   oi   the    good    old    family   doctor — the 

art,  son  of  Judge  John  Stewart,    forming  doctor  who  administered  not  alone  t< 

the    linn   of    Rowe   i\    Stewart.      Since    Mr.  ills,    hut    who    gave    friendly    counsel,    who 

Stewart's  death   he  has  practiced  alone,  ex-  listened  with  sympathetic  interest  to  all  the 

cept   for  a  brief  period  when  he  had  lleiuv  family  troubles  and  kept  tint  confidence  in- 


j(,  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN   COUNTY. 

violate,  who  was  greeted  and  loved  by  the  Franklin  county  in  his  childhood,  his  first 
little  children  as  a  friend,  and  who,  however  location  being  just  east  of  Chambersburg. 
busy,  worn  or  worried,  never  refused  his  aid  All  his  working  years  were  passed  in  farm- 
to  those  in  distress.  Dr.  Kauffman  was  pre-  ing  and  milling;  for  many  years  he  owned 
eminently  a  family  doctor.  With  the  great  one  of  the  finest  team,  on  the  turnpike  1k- 
love  of  humanity  characteristic  of  a  great  tween  Pittsburgh  and  Baltimore,  Md.,  long 
soul,  he  went  about  doing  good.  Often  mis-  before  the  days  of  the  railroad.  Hewa  one 
understood,  sometimes  maligned,  occasional-  of  the  honored  and  esteemed  citizens  of  the 
ly  intentionally  injured  by  those  hoping-  to  county.  He  married  Catherine  Rover,  and 
further  selfish  ends,  he  passed  fearlessly  on,  among  their  children  was 
never    for  a    moment   deterred    from   doing  i.     George  Rover  (V). 

what  he  thought  was  right.     His  health  had  (Vj      GEORGE     ROVER     KAUFF- 

been  failing  for  several  years,  but  the  end  MAX,  son  of  Abraham  and  Catherine  (Roy- 
came  suddenly  from  a  stroke  of  apoplexy,  er)  Kauffman,  was  born  and  reared  on  his. 
Aug.  5,  1807.  After  a  week  of  suffering-,  father's  farm.  His  early  education  was  re- 
ins mental  faculties,  however,  remaining-  Un-  ceived  in  the  district  schools,  later  being  sup- 
clouded  to  the  last,  he  passed  peacefully  into  plemented  by  attendance  at  the  Chambers- 
rcst-  burg  Academy.      Study  was  a  pleasure  to 

The  Kauffmans  came  originally  from  him,  ami  he  took  high  rank  among  the  best 
Switzerland,  the  founder  of  the  American  students.  Upon  leaving  school,  he  deter- 
branch  of  the  family  becoming  an  early  set-  mined  to  take  up  the  medical  profession,  and 
tier  in  Lancaster  county,  Pennsylvania,  by  so  doing  to  gratify  his  love  of  study  and 
about  1730  or  1740.  his  natural  desire  to  help  those  in  trouble. 

(Ill)  ANDREW  KAUFFMAN,  In  [867  hc  was  graduated  from  Bellevue 
grandson  of  the  emigrant,  was  born  in  Lan-  Medical  College,  at  Xew  York.  Soon  after- 
caster  county,  and  he  moved  to  Adams  ward  he  located  at  Mechanicsburg,  Cumber- 
county,  where  he  farmed  on  the  banks  of  land  county,  but  in  a  short  time  came 
Little  Kanawha  creek  near  the  village  of  old  home  in  Franklin,  opening  an  office  for 
Berlin.  He  died  in  1853,  aged  about  sev-  practice  at  Kauffman  Place.  In  a  short 
enty.  He  married  Anna  Groh,  of  Lancaster  time  he  won  the  confidence  of  the  people. 
county,  who  died  in   187J.  aged  ninety-one.     and    his    practice    grew    almost    beyond    his 

ability  to  look  after  all  of  it.  No  day  was 
too  stormy  or  too  cold,  no  journey  too  long 
for  Dr.  Kauffman  to  answer  promptly  a 
call  to  relieve  suffering.  That  a  patient  was 
jxH>r  made  no  difference,  the  moral  respon- 
sibility of  the  physician  was  recognized  and 
nobly  responded  to.  On  Aug.  13.  1867,  he 
married  Mi-  M.mlia  E.  Kisecker,  daughter 
of  t'ne  late  John  and  Elizabeth  Kisecker. 
The)  had  issue: 

).     Leslie  Mon  iv.omikv  (VI). 

Dr.   Kauffman  was  a  consistent  incmlvr 


and  tl 

icy  had  issue: 

1. 

Abraham.  (IV). 

2. 

Christian-. 

3- 

Maria. 

4- 

Andrew. 

5-' 

Samuel. 

6. 

Henry. 

7- 

John. 

8. 

Jacob. 

(IV)  ABRAHAM  KAUFFMAN(bon 

Dec. 

ji,    1S00 — died    in    Franklin    count v 

Aug. 

26,    1883),    SOtl   of   Andrew,   cam.-   t. 

BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

and  efficient  officer  of  the  Evangelical  Luth-  himself,  his    strong    personality    compelled 

eran  Church  of  Greencastlc,  and  in  that  faith  honesty  in  others.    His  death  occurred  in  the 

he  died.  house  in  which  lie  was  bom,  and  on  the  fol- 

During  Lee's  invasion  of   Pennsylvania  lowing  Monday.  Aug.  i6,  1897,  his  remains 

in  the  Civil  war,  the  rebels  on  retreat,  car-  were  tenderly  laid  to  rest  in  the  presence  ot 

ried  off  a  fine  buggy  belonging  to  Dr.  Kauff-  hundreds  of  sorrowing  men  and  women.  lbs 

man,  at  that   time  a  medical  student.      In  widow  still  resides  at  the  old  homestead  at 

company    with    several    friends    the    Doctor  Kauffman  Place. 

walked  to  Iiagcrstown  in  the  hope  of  re-  (VI)    LESLIE    MONTGOMERY 
covering   his   buggy.      On   the   way,    while  KAUFFMAN,  M.  D.  (born   May  9. 
walking  along  the  tracks  of  the  Cumberland  son  of   Dr.   George   Rover   Kauffman, 
Valley   Railroad,   near  the  State  line,  they  educated  in  Pennsylvania  College  at  Getty  s- 
found    two    rebel    pickets,    whom    they    dis-  burg,  and  completed  his  medical  studies  at 
armed  throwing  the  guns  into  a  held,  but  his    father's  alma   mater,   Bellevue 
allowed  the  soldiers  to  proceed.    This  proved  College,    New    York,    graduating    in    1893. 
the  undoing  of  the  entire  party,  as  on  their  Returning  home  he  took  up  his  pr>  f 
arrival  at  Iiagcrstown,  the  affair  had  already  with  his  father,  and  since  the  latter's  death 
been  reported  and  the  Doctor  and  his  friends  has  continued  the  care  of  their  large  clientele 
were  arrested,  thrown  into  prison  with  a  lot  alone.     On  June  12.  1001,  lie  married  Xellr 
of     deserters,     criminals,     etc.,     and     then  Geiger,     of      Shippensburg,     daughter     of 
marched  to  Richmond,  where  they  were  con-  Charles  and  Annie  Geiger.     Dr.  Kauffman 
fined   in  the    notorious    Libby    prison    and  is  a  member  of  the  State  and  County  Medi- 
Castlc  Thunder,  there  enduring  all  the  pri-  cal  Societies,  and  of  the  American  Medical 
vations  and  misery  so  familiar  to  students  Association,  and  bids  fair  to  till  his  father's 
of  the  history  of  those  dark  days.       From  place  in  the  hearts  of  the  people.    The 
Richmond,    Dr.   Kauffman   was  transferred  mans  have  all  been  upright  men  and  women, 
at  Salisbury,  N.  C,  military  prison,  where,  and   good   citizens.      Politically   Dr.    Kauff- 
his  knowledge  of  medicine  coming  to  the  man  is  a  Republican,  ami  religiously  a  mem- 
notice  of  the  authorities  he   was  placed   in  her  of  the  Lutheran  Church  of  Greencastl 
charge  of  the  smallpox   hospital,   some  dis- 
tance from  the  main  prison,      lie  attempted           WILSON  COLLEGE  FOR  WOMEN, 
to   escape,    but    was    tracked    with     blood-  Chambersburg,    Pennsylvania,    had    its    in- 
hounds,  recaptured  and  returned  to  prison,  ception  in  a  resolution  adopted  by  the  lYc^- 
Aflcr  untold  suffering,  a  vulnerable  guard  bytery  of  Carlisle  at  Grecncastle,  April   15. 
permitted  some  of  them  to  escape,  and  after  r868.      In    view    oi   the    subscriptions   made 
traveling  over  the  mountains  of  North  Caro-  for  its  establishment  in  different  places,  its 
linn,    Tennessee   and    Kentucky,   walking   by  location  was  t  1  be  determined  by  the 
night  and  lying  hidden   from  sight   by  day,  of    Trustees.      Efforts  were  made  by  a  mini- 
they  eventually  reached  the  Union  lines.  her  of  towns   in  the   Presbytery  to 

In   the   medical   profession    in    Franklin  the  college,  but  these  finally  narrowed  down 

county,  none  stood  higher  than  Dr.  Kauff-  to    a    contest    between    Chambersbursj    . 

man.       I  he  other  practitioners  had   for  him  Greene. imIc         Chambersburg     became     the 

the  respect  that  is  given  an  honorable  man  successful  competitor  by  a  gift 

of  unquestioned  ability.     Open  and  honcsl  in  its  interest  l»    Mi-s  Sarah  Wilson,  then 


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living  near   St.   Thomas,   seven   miles  west  Caldwell,  I).  1).,  pastor  of  the  Central  Pres- 
of  Chambersburg.     She  was  a  member  of  byterian    Church,    Chambersburg,    was    in- 
an  old  Presbyterian  family  of  the  Cumber-  cluceel  to  accept  the  presidency.     It  m 
land  Valley  that  had  acquired  a  considerable  found  that  serving  lu>  congregation  and  ad- 
fortune  by  tilling  the  soil.     This  gift  was  ministering   the   presidency   of   the   college 
sufficient  to  enable  the  trustees  to  purchase  were  duties  too  exacting  for  one  man,  and 
the  farm  of  Col.   Alexander   K.    McClure,  after  two  years  he  resigned  both  the  pastor- 
north-east  of  the  borough  limits.    This  farm  ate  and  the  presidency.     His  successor  was 
•consisted  of  farming  land  of  the  finest  qual-  the  Rev.  John  Edgar,  Ph.  I).,  pastor  of  the 
ity,  on  which  was  erected  immediately  after  Presbyterian    Church    at    New    Bloomfield, 
the  close  of  the  Civil  war  an  elegant  country  with  whose  administration  the  real  history 
seat  to  replace  the  line  old  stone  mansion  ni  the  college  a-  a  successful  institution  for 
destroyed  by  the  Confederates  in  18O.}.     All  the  higher  education  of  women  began. 
of    the    farm    land    was   sold,   except    thirty  Owing   to  the   frequent   char. 
acres   adjoining   the    mansion,    which    is   a  presiding  officer  and  the  want  of  a  settled 
part   of   the  college.      Wilson   College   was  policy  of   administration   the   first   years  of 
chartered  by  the  Pennsylvania  Legislature.  Wilson  College  proved  disappointing.   S 
March   24,    1869,   and   it    was  opened   with  of  the  friends  of  the  enterprise  advised  that 
an    enrollment    of    .seventy-three    students,  jt  sin  mid  be  abandoned.     The  income  had 
-Oct.  \2,  1870.    Forty  of  these  were  from  the  been  inadequate  to  the  expenses,  and  at  the 
borough  of  Chambersburg.     The  first  presi-  close  of   Dr.   Caldwell's  incumbency  a  con- 
dent  of  the  college  was  the  Rev.  Tyron  Ed-  siderable  debt  had  been  incurred.     This  in- 
wards, D.   D.,  of    fiagerstown,   Md.,   with  debtedness  was  provided  for  mainly  through 
the  Rev.  I.  W.  YVightman,  of  Greencastle,  the  efforts  of  the  Rev.  William  11.  1.  g  ti  , 
as   vice-president.      As    Dr.    Edwards    con-  upon    whose    recommendation    Dr. 
tinned  to  reside  in    Hagerstown   the  duties  was  invited  t>>  become  president  ^i  the  col- 
of  administration  devived  principally  upon  lege.     Unlike  the  distinguished 
Mr.  Wightman,  who  took  up  his  residence  were  his  predecessors,  he  was  an  expei 
at  the  college.     At  the  close  of  the  second  educator.     He  had  taught  in  the  Philadelphia 
year   both    the   president    and    vice-president  High   School   before  entering  the   ministry, 
retired    from    the    institution,    and    then    the  and  during  the  greater  part  i^i  ins  pastor.ite 
latter  office  ceased  to  exist.     The  next  presi-  at   New   Bloomfield  he  had  been  head  of  a 
dent  was  the  Rev.  W.  T.  W'vley,  of  Belle-  nourishing    academy   at   that    place.      With 
fonte,  who  resigned  after  a  service  of  two  his  acceptance  of  the  presidency  Wi  - 
years,  and  was  succeeded  nominally  by  the  lege  began  a  new  era.     Under  Ins  adminis- 
Rev.  Thomas  A.  Robinson,  1>.  D.,  of   liar-  nation    the   number   ^i    students    in< 
risburg,    the   understanding    being    that    he  rapidly,   the   educational   standard    w 
should  not   be    expected   to    discharge    the  vanced  and  the  Departments  of  Music  and 
duties,    or    meet    the    responsibilities   ol    the  Art  were  developed  to  a  high  degree  of  ex- 
position.    During  the  time  that  Dr.  Robin-  cellence.     In  his  work  he  was  abl)  : 
son  was  nominal  president,  the  ical  execu-  by   Mrs.   Edgar  as  lady  principal,  who  was 
live  head  ni  the  institution  was  Miss  Abby  equal K    capable  and  untiring   with  her  hus- 
Goodsell,    the    scholarly    and    accomplished  band,     Additions  were  made  to  the  . 
lady  principal.     In  t88i,  the  Kcv.  John  C.  building  a:u\  equipment  sufficient  to  acconi- 


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modate  the  increasing  number  of  students, 

so  that  ;it  the  close  of  his  eleven  years  of 
faithful  ami  arduous  service,  June  5,  1X04, 
when  he  died,  the  wings  had  been  added  to 
the  main  building,  the  east  wing  being  com- 
pleted and  Fletcher  Hall  had  been  added  to 
the  college  property.  The  death  of  Dr. 
Edgar  occurred  only  a  week  before  com- 
mencement day.  Out  of  respect  to  his  mem- 
ory class  day  ami  the  commencement  exer- 
cises for  that  year  were  dispensed  with.  The 
college  had  been  by  this  time  established  on 
a  firm  basis,  and  for  a  year  after  his  death 
the  management  was  under  the  direction  of 
Mrs.  Edgar,  as  lady  principal,  and  her  ef- 
ficient assistant,  Miss  Marshall. 

Early  in  the  spring  of  1895,  the  trustees 
of  Wilson  College  were  enabled  to  secure 
another  experienced  educator,  in  the  person 
of  the  Rev.  Samuel  A.  Martin,  1).  D.,  who 
was  then  holding  a  professorship  in  Lincoln 
University,  Oxford,  I'a.  Dr.  Martin  prac- 
tically entered  upon  the  duties  of  the  presi- 
dency before  the  close  of  the  college  year, 
1894-95,  his  formal  inauguration  taking 
place  May  28,  1895.  Great  success  attended 
the  institution  during  I  )r.  Martin's  admin- 
istration. .Advance  and  improvement  were 
the  watch  words  m  every  department.  In 
the  summer  of  [896,  the  president's  house 
was  erected.  In  1897  the  dormitory  known 
as  Fletcher  I  kill,  was  practically  recoil 
Structed.  In  189S,  Science  Hall  and  Latin 
School  were  added.  In  1899,  South  College 
was  built.  In  n;uo  came  the  gymnasium, 
and  finally  came  the  crowning  triumph  of 
Dr.  Martin's  administration,  the  Thomson 
Music  Hall,  'fhe  gymnasium  is  built  ••(" 
Cumberland  Valley  blue  limestone,  richly 
trimmed  with  Potomac  red  sandstone,  and 
the  music  hall  of  blue  limestone,  trimmed 
with  Seneca  sandstone,  of  a  light  grey  color. 
The  Thomson  Music  Hall  is  a  memorial  to 
the   late    blank    Thomson,    president    of   the 


Pennsylvania  Railroad,  who  was  a  native 
of  Chambersburg.     Jt   was  provided   by  a 

gift  from  his  family.  It  is  in  Elizabethan 
style,  and  is  a  very  handsome  structure.  The 
scheme  of  buildings  adopted  under  1  Jr.  Mar- 
tin's administration  of  seven  years  has  given 
Wilson  College  an  equipment  that  is  fully 
adequate  for  the  needs  of  a  high-grade  Col- 
lege tor  Women.  The  improvements  in 
apparatus,  musical  instruments,  library  and 
furniture  have  kept  pace  with  the  equipment 
in  buildings,  so  that  the  school  which  began 
thirty-five  years  ago  with  a  few  students 
is  able  to  accommodate  today  over  three 
hundred,  though  even  now  the  large  pro- 
vision lor  dormitories  is  ii"t  sufficient  to  care 
for  all  the  applicants  that  seek  to  matriculate 
at  Wilson. 

Dr.   Martin   resigned  the  presidency  of 
Wilson  College  in  [903,  and  in  the  summer 
of  that  year  the  trustees  01  the  college  chose 
M.     11.      Reaser,     Ph.     D.,     president     of 
Lindenwood  College,  near  St.  Louis, 
successor.     Dr.   Reaser,  iike  his  two  immed- 
iate predecessors,  Dr.   Martin  and  Dr.   Ed- 
gar,    is    an    experienced    educator, 
chosen  the  higher  education  oi  women 
life  work. 

During   the  past   two  years   the  growth 
of  the  school  has  been  remarkable.     At  the 
close   of   the  year    1902-03,   there   had   l>eeu 
a  total  enrollment  of  two  hundred  and  sixty- 
six.     Last  year,  after  turning  away  many  ap- 
plicants because  of  lack  oi  room,  the  I   I 
enrollment  had  increased  to  three  hundred 
and  twenty-two.     During  the  summei 
lowing,  additional  nxiin^  were  provided  and 
the  dining  room  was  enlarged  an 
institution   was  called   upon   for  1 
it  could  supply.     The  enrollment  in  tl  1 
1 00 1  05    was    not    less    than    three    hundred 
and  sixty. 

I  he  course  oi  study  has  been  raised,  and 
a  larger  election  in  all  the  department 


So 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


fered  to  the  students.  College  athletics 
have  been  encouraged,  and  are  enthusiasti- 
cally supported  by  the  young  ladies.  Self- 
government  lias  been  adopted  by  a  practi- 
cally unanimous  vote  of  the  student  body, 
and  has  proven  itself  of  inestimable  value 
in  the  government  of  the  school.  This  is 
equally  true  of  the  honor  system  which  has 
been  tested  during  the  year  just  closed. 

The  faculty  of  the  institution  has  been 
kept  up  to  a  high  standard.  The  Univer- 
sities of  Harvard,  Ann  Arbor,  Chicago. 
Yale,  Cornell,  Toronto,  Uerlin,  etc.  have 
been  called  upon  for  teachers  who  have  had 
special  preparation  in  their  respective  lines. 
Vassar,  Holyoke,  and  other  equally  known 
institutions  for  the  education  of  women  have 
also  provided  members  of  the  faculty  of  Wil- 
son. The  Music  Department  has  been  no 
less  carefully  guarded.  Teachers  with 
European  training,  and  of  wide  experience, 
have  been  employed. 

Wilson  College  is  most  favorably  lo- 
aned. It  occupies  a  position  in  the  Cum- 
berland Valley,  about  half-way  between  the 
mountains  on  either  side.  The  climate  is 
mild  and  pleasant,  nor  is  the  situation  dif- 
ficult of  access,  about  one  hundred  and  fifty 
miles  from  Philadelphia  and  fifty  miles 
from  the  Slate  Capital.  It  is  easily  reached 
by  either  the  Pennsylvania  Central,  from  the 
East,  West,  and  North,  or  by  the  1!.  and 
O.  and  other  lines  from  the  South. 

Mcdowell  family,   willi  \m 

McDOWELL  (born  in  Ireland  in  1680  - 
died  at  Wright's  Ferry  on  the  Susquehanna 
in  1759),  the  ancestor  of  the  McDowell 
family    in     Franklin   county,   emigrated   to 

Pennsylvania  between  17 1.1  and  1717,  and 
settled  in  Chester  county.  About  1/35  'K* 
removed  to  the  Conococheaguc  Valley  and 

obtained  a  warrant  for  ;i  plantation  at  the 
foot    of    Parncll's    Knob,   in    what    is   now 


Peters  township,  Franklin  county.     Here  he 
lived    in   peace  and   comfort    with   bi<   large 
family   until   the   beginning  of  the   French 
and    Indian    War,    after    Braddock's 
in  1755.     As  his  sons  reached  manhood  they 
settled  on  farms  in  the  neighborhood,  some 
of  which  were  occupied  by  descendants  of 
the  pioneer  down  to  the  present  genet 
Because  of  the   Indian    forays  of    1755-5 
Mr.  McDowell  tied  to  the  Susquehanna,  and 
died    there,   his    remain-    being   intern 
the  graveyard  of  Donegal  Church,  in  Lan- 
caster county.     He  married  his  wife,  Mary, 
in   Ireland.     Her  family  name  is  unknown. 
She  died  Feb.  18,  1782.     William  and  Mary 
McDowell  had  issue : 

1.     John  (II). 

_'.     William   (III). 

3.  Nathan  (IV). 

4.  James  (V). 

5.  Thomas  (died  June  -.  1S06)   was 
first  lieutenant  of  Capt.  James  Pat: 

pany  in  Col.  Samuel  Culbertson's 
Cumberland   County  Associators.     1777  : 

6.  Sarah      married      William 
(VI). 

7.  Jean      married      Archibald       Irwin 
(VII)." 

8.  Margaret   (died  Jan.   1803) 
ried  Robert  Newell   1  died  March.  6.   '' 
they   had    issue:     John;    Robert;   William: 
Margaret,  who  married   Duncan  Campbell; 
Elizabeth,    who   married    Rev.   John    ' 
Mary  ;  Agnes  :  and  M 

9.  Annabel  died  April   ti,  1S00. 

10.  Elizabeth  married  James 
day  (VIII). 

1  1.     Sis  w. 

(in   JOHN  McDOWELL  (horn  about 
1715 — died    in     Peters    townsli  ■ 
170.1L  son  of  William  ami  Mary   McDow- 
ell, obtained  a  warrant  for  the  land  on 
he  built  the  mill,  famous  in  frontier  I 
as   McDowell's   Mill.   Dec.   _•<..    1752 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXAI.S    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  8l 

mill  was  built  on  the  cast  side  of  the  west  mill  the  next  morning  he  found  one  huu- 
branch  of  the  Conococheague,  where  is  sit-  dred  and  sixty  men  there,  hut  only  forty  of 
uated  the  village  long  known  as  Bridgeport,  them  could  he  induced  to  go  out  in  pursuit 
hut  now  called  Markes.  When  the  null  of  the  Indians,  who  were  still  in  the  neigh- 
was  built  can  now  he  ascertained  only  ap-  horhood.  McDowell's  hecame  a  rendezvous 
proximately.  The  first  mention  of  it  in  the  for  the  Indian  fighters,  there  being  some- 
Colonial  annals  was  in  the  spring  <>f  1755,  times  as  many  as  tour  hundred  men  there, 
when  the  road  was  projected  from  McDow-  hut  the  fort  was  not  a  strong  one.  and  Fort 
ell's  Mill  to  the  Three  Forks  of  the  Youghio-  Loudon  was  built  to  replace  it.  the  public 
glieny,  for  the  purpose  of  furnishing  the  stores  being  safely  moved  from  McDowell's 
army  under  General  P.vaddock  with  supplies,  to  the  new  fort,  Dec.  26,  1750.  McDowell's 
The  original  mili  was  a  log  structure,  and  fort  was  rectangular  in  shape,  and  was  built 
adjacent  lo  it  Mr.  McDowell  built  his  dwell-  of  logs.  It  stood  until  LS40.  Mr.  Mc- 
ing  house,  also  of  logs.  It  was  the  inten-  Dow  ell  was  a  ruling  elder  of  the  Upper 
tion  of  the  Pennsylvania  authorities  to  have  West  Conococheague  Presbyterian  church 
a  magazine  at  McDowell's  Mill,  with  a  from  Dec.  [9,  1707.  when  he  was  ordained, 
Stockade  around  the  storehouses,  as  a  base  until  Jan.  28,  178^.  He  married  Agues 
of  supplies  for  the  army  that  was  expected  Craig  (horn  in  [717 — died  Aug.  8,  i7<>o>; 
to   capture    Fori    Duquesne.      "I    send    you  thev   had  issue: 

the  plan  of  the  fort  or  stockade."  Governor  1.  Mary  married  Dr.  Richard  Brown- 
Morris  wrote  to  General   Braddock.  July  6,  son   1  IX  i. 

1755,  "which  1  shall  make  by  setting  logs  _>.     Agnes  married  Elias  Davidson  iX». 

of  about  ten   feet  long  in  the  ground,  so  as  3.      Elizabeth    (died    Dec.     12,     iSjj) 

to  enclose  the  storehouses.      1  think-  to  place  married    April    _\    1771.    Rev.     John     King 

two   swivel   guns   in   two   of     the    opposite  1  horn  in  Lancaster  county,  Dec.  5,   1743— 

bastions,   which   will   he  sufficient   to  guard  died  July  15.   1813),  who  came  to  • 

against  any  attacks  of  small  arms."     Three  cheague  as  a  teacher  in  1760.     He  was  grad- 

days  after  this  letter  was  written  Braddock's  uated  at  the  College  of  Philadelphia  (Uni- 

ill-fated  expedition   came  to  an   end.      The  versiiv  of  Pennsylvania)  in  170*..     He  was 

magazine  hecame  unnecessary,  hut   Mr,   Mc-  pastor  of  the  Upper    West    Conococl 

Dowell  buill  a  stockade  around  his  mill  and  Presbyterian  Church.    1769-1809.     He  was 

dwelling  house,  and   the   two  swivels  were  an  ardent  patriot  during  the  Revolution,  and 

sent  to  the  fort  late  in  the  autumn  r>f  1755.  was  chaplain   of   Col.    Samuel   Cullv 

In  the  meantime  came  the  first  Indian  foray  battalion   when  in  active  service.     The  tle- 

upon  the  unprotected  frontier.     The  link. ins  grce  ''i  D.   D.  was  conferred  upon  him  bv 

swooped  down  upon  the  Big  Cove  with  the  Dickinson  College  in    170.'.     X 
torch   and   the  tomahawk,  and   finding  the  4.     Margaret    married    George    King 

frontier   defenseless,    carried   their    murder-  ^  X  I  1 . 

ous  work  into  the  Conococheague  country  5.     Catherine  111  rried  Nov.  21, 
to  within  sight  of  McDowell's  Mill.     Hear-  Hugh  Davidson,  brother  of  Elias,  who  mar- 
ing  of  the  bloody  work   in  the   Big  Cove,  ricd   Agnes   McDowell.      He  lived  in   Bed- 
Sheriff  Potter,  who  lived  near  Brou-n's  Mill,  ford   county,   now    Huntingdon,    and    was 
sent   word   to  the  neighbors  to  meet   him  at  lieutenant  colonel  <<i  the  2nd  Batt 
McDowell's.     When    Potter  arrived  at   the  ford   County   Militia,   in    1781,   and 


82  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

of  the  peace,  in  1784.     He  presented  the    the  college,    1769-82.      Under  the  call    of 

county  of  Huntingdon  in  the  State  Legis-  July  28, 1 777,  he  served  as  a  private  ii 

lature,  in  17S7  and  1788,  and  was  appointed  Samuel  Patton's  marching  company.     After 

an   associate   judge   in    1791.       Hugh    and  leaving   the   university   he    went    to    Lam- 
Catherine  Davidson  had  issue:    John,  Elias,  bridge  in  Dorchester  county,  ...1  the  Ea< 
Hugh,   Nancy,   Margaret,   Catherine,   Alary  shore  of   Maryland,   where  he  enj 
Elizabeth  and  Arabella.  teaching  and  studied  law.     Among  hi    pu- 

(III)  WILLIAM   McDOWELL  (born  pils  was  Charles  Goldsborough,    afterwar 

in  Chester  county,  in   1722— died  in  Peters  a  representative  in  Congress  and  Govern., 

township,  Sept.  17,  r8i2),  son  of  William  of  .Maryland.     The  teachei  his  pu- 

and   .Mary   McDowell,   was  an  early  settler  pil  with  sentiments  of  esteem  and  affecti 

at  the  base  of  Mt.   Parnell,  in  the  Conoco-  so   marked   and   so  lasting 

cheague  valley.     Although,  sometimes  driven  friendship   resulted,   and 

from   his    home   he   remained   .mi    his    farm  in  an  interchange  of  letter    1 

during  the  greater  part  of  the  French  and  of   thirty-five  years.      Many   of  tin 

Indian  War.     His  name  figures  in  a  curious  borough  letters  were  prese 

transaction  with  Lieut.  Charles  Grant,  com-  ieut  and  are  still  in  existence.     Tl 

mandant  at  Fort  Loudon,  in  1765.     On  the  the  series   was   written    from   Phila 

18th  of  November,  while  the  fort  was  be-  Jan.   19,   1784,  and  it  shows  that  Mr.  Mc- 

sieged  by  the  "Black  Boys,"  he  was  given  Dowel!  had  just  come  to  the  13  ir  of  \  • 

the   custody   of   the   arms   taken    from     the  ter  county,  Md.,  but  was  uncertain  whe 

country  people,  and  gave  a  receipt  for  five  he  would  engage  in  practice  at  Can 

rifles  and  four  smooth  bore  guns  to  be  held  lb-  does  n-t  seem  to  have  full) 

by  him  until  the  Governor's  pleasure  in  their  mind  at  the  close  of  the  year,  for  he  was 

disposition  was  known.     At  the  same  time  admitted  to  practice  in  the  bran 

Thomas   Orbison,    William    Marshall,   John  courts  at  the  first  trial   term   in   De 

Welsh  and  Jonathan  Smith  executed  a  bond  17S4.      He   finally    retun 

in  two  hundred   pounds,   Pennsylvania   cur-  and  entered  up  tice  there 

rency,   to  protect    McDowell   against   arrest  memoranda    that    were   preserve-    will 

or  actions  at  law.     lie  was  appointed  a  jus-  Goldsbon  ugh   letters  pi 

tice  of  the  peace  for  Peters  township,  Nov.  full  practice  in  Dorcl 

3,1778.    Fie  was  a  ruling  elder  of  the  Upper  his  clients  were  his  friends.  C 

West   Conococheague   Presbyterian    Church  borough  and  John  Hem 

from    Dec.    i<).    1767,    until    his   death.      He  the   first   Sen.,;  ,|\s   in   I 

married    Mary    Maxwell    (born    in     [737-   -  land.      In    1700  he    . 

died   April  9,    [805),  daughter  of  William  Si.  John's  O  liege  at  Annapolis  by  a 

and   Susanna   Maxwell,  early  settlers  in   the  mous    vote.      lie    had    •■ 

Conococheague  valley.     They  had  issue:  professorship  oi  Mathematics  in  the  c 

1.  William  (XII).  for  a  short  time.     He  filled  tl 

2.  JOHN     (horn    Feb.     11.     1751      died  1S06,    when    he 

Dec.  22,  1820)  was  graduated  at  the  College  fessor  of    V  ■■      I    '"   I  |,c   l*ni- 

of    Philadelphia    (University    of    Pennsyl  vcrsity  of   Pennsylvania       M 

vania)  in  1771.     Me  spoke  the  English  ora-  in  which  the  centennial 

lion  at  Commencement,     lie  was  a  tutor  in  college  was  celebrated  in 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.                    83 

merit  to  his  service  in  behalf  of  the  institu-  1S11),  a  wealthy  Baltimore  shipping  mer- 
tion.     He  was  in   Philadelphia  only  a   few  chant,  who  came  to  Peters  township  to  live 
months  when  he  was  elected  provost  of  the  after  his  marriage;  they  had  no  l^-ue. 
university,      lie   resigned   in    iSio,   because  10.     Agnes,   born    August,    1867,   died 
■of  ill  health,  but  again  performed  the  duties  June  2,  1801. 
•of  the  office  for  his  successor,  Dr.  Andrews,  1  r.     Patrick  (XVI). 
in  1812.     He  subsequently  returned  to  An-  12.     Thomas  (XVII). 
napolis,  and   was  again  elected   principal  of  (IV)    NATHAN    McDOWELL    1  born 
St.  John's,  in   1SJ5,  but  declined.     His  last  in  1722 — died  June  2,  1 80 1 ).  son  of  William 
years  were  spent  at  the  home  of  his  sister,  and  Mar}-  McDowell,  was  a  farmer  and  ex- 
Mrs.  Maris,  in  Peters  township,  where  he  tensive  land  owner.     He  married  Catherine 
•died.     In  his  will  he  bequeathed  his  Latin,  Maxwell,  daughter  of  William  and  Susanna 
Greek,     Mathematical     and      Philosophical  Maxwell;  they  had  issue: 
books  to  the  University   of     Pennsylvania.  1.     Mary    (born   April    16,    1754 — died 
He   never   married,    but    the    Goldsborough  January,    1828),    married   Jan.     31.     1775. 
letters   show   that   he   was  on   terms   of   the  John     Holliday     (born     in     1740 — died     in 
•closest     intimacy     with     that     distinguished  1818),   son   of  James  and    Elizabeth    I  Mc- 
Maryland  family   from  his  early  manhood.  Howell)   Hollidav    (XI).     He  was  the  first 
Pie  received  the  degree  of  LL.  1).  from  his  Chief  Burgess  of  die  borough  of  Chambers- 
Alma  Mater.  burg;  they  had  no  issue. 

3.  Susan  (born  in  1752 — died  May  2.  William,  l>orn  May  9.  1750.  died 
17,  1839)  married  Feb.  5,  177S,  John  Mar-  Jan.  30,  '17S2. 

tin,    a   physician   of   Talbot    county,    Mary-  3.     James,   born    Aug.    14.    1759.    died 

land,  and  they  had  issue:     James,  who  mar-  April  9,   1789. 

ricd    Elizabeth    Talbot,   daughter  of   Major  4.     John,  born  Aug.  5,  1761,  died  Jan. 

Jeremiah   Talbot,   a    Revolutionary   soldier,  25,   1785. 

and  had  William,  Jeremiah  T.  and  Matilda  5.      SuSAN,    born    Feb.    12.    I/64,     died 

Crawford;  and  William,  Mary,  Nancy,  Jane  March  29,  1790. 

and   Margaret.  6.     Nathan   (XVIII). 

4.  James,  horn  in  1754.  died  young.  7.     Maxwell   (born   Feb.    8.     1771  — 

5.  Mary  (bom  in  1756  died  May  9.  died  in  1848)  was  a  physician;  he  prac- 
]/(j<))  married  October,  \jiy).  Dr.  William  ticed  a!  York.  Pa.,  and  afterward  at  Bal- 
Magaw  (born  in  1710 — died  May  1.  1829),  timore,  Md.,  where  he  died.  He  married 
son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  Magaw.  He  Ruth  Bayley  (born  in  1773),  daughter  of 
was  a  distinguished  surgeon  of  the  Revolu-  John  and  Hannah  (Clark)  Bayley.  They 
lion.     She  was  his  second  wife;  I  hey  had  no  had   'ssue:     John,   Mary  and   S 

issue.  (V)     JAMES  McDOWELL  <U>rn  in 

6.  Nathan   (XIII).  Chester    county,    in     172S — died     Feb.     5. 

7.  Alexander  (XIV).  181 1 ).  son  oi  William  and  Mary  McD  well, 

8.  Andrew  (XV).  was  a   farmer  near  Mt.   Parncll   in   Peters 

9.  Margaret     (born    in     1765 — died  township.     He  was  an  accomplish* 
Feb.  17,  1853)  married  May  6,  1806,  Wit  veyor      In  [769  he  was  arrested  b>    i 
thias  Maris   (born    in    German    township.  Holmes,   of  Cumberland  county,    on    sus- 
Philadelphia,   May    to,    1747 — died  Oct.  0.  picion  oi  being  concerned  with  his  brother- 


84  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

in-law,   Capt.  James  Smith,   in  tlic  capture  May  iS,  1828J  married  Maj   5,  1795,  Dan- 

of   Fort    Bedford.      He    was   an    Associate  iel  McLene   (died  in   1809),  son  of  James 

Judge  of  Franklin  county,  1791-181 1.  Judge  and  Christian     (Brown)     McLene.      They 

McDowell  married  June,  1701.  Jane  Smith,  had  is.-aie:    James;  Robert;  Jane,  who  mar- 

a  sister  of  Col.  James  Smith,  the  hero  of  ried  Joseph  Dunlap;  Phanuel,  who  married 

"Border  Life,"  and  captain  of   the  "Black  John   Graham;   and   Mary,   Annabelle    and 

Boys."    They  had  issue:  Sarah. 

1.  Robert  (born  June  13,   1766 — died  9.     Makgaki:t,  l*>rn  June  8,  1772, 
Oct.   10,   1806)   was  a   farmer.      lie  married  Dec.  8,  1819. 

Elizabeth    Irwin,   daughter  of   Joseph   and  (VI)     SARAH     McDOWELL     1  l-.m 

Violet    (Porter)    Irwin;     they     had     issue:  Nov.  30.  1738 — died  Sept.  5.  1805),  daugh- 

James;   Thomas;  John;   Margaretta;   Wall-  ter  of   William  and  Mary  Mel)'  veil,  mar- 

iam   1'.;  Jane,   who  married  James  Dunlap  ried    Dec.    29,    1759.    William    Piper    (born 

(Bard    Family);    and    Violet,    who    died  in  West   Pennsboro  township,  Cumberland 

young'.  count}-,  Oct.  31,   1735 — lUc''  Jan-  7-   !793)< 

2.  James,  horn  June  5,  1768,  died  Nov.  a  captain  in  Col.  Clayton's  regiment  in  17'  3, 

4,  1770.  and  served  in  Col.  Bouquet's  expedition.    In 

3.  William  Smith   (XIX).  176S  he  settled  on  the  West  Branch  of  the 

4.  James  (XX).  Susquehanna,  on   one  oi  his  grants    fi 

5.  Mary  (born  April  5,  1762 — died  the  Province  for  his  services  in  the  French 
Aug-.  7,  1821)  married  Thomas  Campbell  and  Indian  War.  The  Indian  fora_\  s  dur- 
(l)orn  in  1751 — died  April  5,  1816),  son  ing  the  Revolution  drove  him  back  to  the 
of  James  and  Rebecca  (Brown)  Campbell.  Cumberland  Valley,  and  he  died  in  Peters 
lie  was  a  captain  in  the  "Flying  Camp."  township,  lie  was  commissionei  i  excise 
and  was  captured  at  Fort  Washington,  Nov.  for  Cumberland  county,  in  1778  v  Capt 
16,  1770.  lie  laid  out  the  village  of  St.  William  and  Sarah  (McDowell)  Piper  had 
Thomas,   formerly  called   "Camphellstow  n."  one  daughter  : 

They  had  issue:    Jean,  who  married  Joseph  1.     Margaret,  married  1  first)  William 

McKean ;  and  Elizabeth  and  Rebecca  Brown.  Smith;  (second)  James  Irwin  (XXI). 

6.  Annabelle  (born  Dec.  24,  1783—  (VTI)     JEAN     McDOWELL 

died    Dec.    22.    1807)    married   Major  John  near  Mt.  Parnell,  April  to.  1736 — died  Aug 

Johnston     (bom    in     1747 — died   Oct.    21.  6,   1S14).  daughter  of  William  and 

1826),  son  of  James  and  Nancy  t  Walpole)  McDowell,  married  in  1757.  Archibald  Irwin 

Johnston.     She  was  his  second   wife.  (born    prohablv    on    the    C 

7.  Jam-"  (born  Feb.  13,  1771 — died  Pennsboro  township,  in  1734 — •'. 
Jan.  23.  1847)  married  (first)  April  30,  sy  in  the  winter  of  179S— 99).  s  1 
1789,  Dane  Bard  (born  Feb.  8.  17112 — died  and  Jean  Irwin,  pioneer  settlers  in  tl 

July  28,    1800).  son  of  Richard  and  Cath-  berland     Valley,     near     Hagcrstown.      ut- 
erine   (Roe)     Bard.      No    issue.      She   mar-  afterward     removed     to     Petei 
ried    (second),    Sept.    7,    1807,    Col.     John  Archibald  Irwin  was  ensign  ■  ■:'  Capl 
Findlay   (born   March  31.    1766     died   Nov.  Steel's   company   in    the    K 

5,  1838),  son  of  Samuel  and  Jean  (Smith)  lion  under  Colonel  Armstrong,  in  175 
Findlay,     She   was  his  second  wife.  quartermaster  of  Col.  Samuel  I  nil    rts  n's 

8.  Sarah    (horn  Oct.    13,   1773  -died  battalion.  Cumberland    G>nnt> 


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85 


1777-80.  He  built  a  fine  stone  duelling 
house,  still  standing,  and  a  flour  and  saw 
mill  on  the  west  branch  of  the  Conoco- 
cheague,  in  Montgomery  township.  To  the 
mills  lie  gave  the  name  of  "Irwinton  Mills." 
Archibald  and  Jean  Irwin  had  issue: 

1.  James  (XXI). 

2.  William  (born  Feb.  5,  1766 — died 
July  16,  1824),  removed  to  Cincinnati.  He 
married  Dec.  5,  1787,  Mary  Smith,  daugh- 
ter of  Robert  and  Grizzel  ( Newel  1)  Smith, 
and  they  had  issue:  William:  James  Find- 
lay;  Jane,  who  died  unmarried,  April  12, 
1852;  Harriet,  who  married  Thomas  Sloo; 
and  Louise,  who  married  Lewis  Whiteman. 

3.  Archibald  (XXII). 

4.  John,  baptized  April  3,  1774.  clietl 
June  8,   1779. 

5.  Mary  married  Matthew  Van  Lear 

(XXIII); 

6.  Margaret,  born  Sept.  10,  1761, 
died  unmarried. 

7.  Nancv  married  William  Findlay 
(XXIV). 

8.  Elizabeth  married  Robert  Smith 
(XXV). 

9.  Jane  (born  June  22,  1769)  mar- 
ried June  15,  i  707.  James  Findlay  (born 
near  Mercersburg  in  1770 — died  at  Cincin- 
nati), son  of  Samuel  and  Jean  (Smith) 
Findlay,  and  brother  of  Gov.  William  Find- 
lay, who  married  Nancy  Irwin  (XXIV). 
IK  removed  to  Ohio  in  1705.  and  was 
mayor  of  Cincinnati.  1805-00,  and  1X10-II. 
He  commanded  a  regiment  in  the  war  of 
1812  and  was  at  Hull's  surrender.  During 
the  war  he  erected  hurt  Findlay  on  the 
south  branch  of  nianchard's  Fork,  as  a  pro- 
tection against  the  savages  and  the  English. 
In  recognition  of  his  services  he  was  made 
a  brigadier-general  of  the  Ohio  militia. 
Gen.  Findlay  was  a  member  of  Congress, 
1825-33. 


(VIII)  ELIZABETH  McDOWLT.L. 
daughter  of  William  and  Mary  McDowell, 
married  (first)  James  Holliday  (born  in 
Ireland — died  June  9.  17571.  son  of  John 
Holliday,  a  pioneer  of  Peters  township.  He 
was  lieutenant  of  Capt.  John  Steel's  com- 
pany, and  participated  in  the  Kittanning  ex- 
pedition in  1750.  1U-  commanded  a  detach- 
ment sent  to  reconnoitre  the  mountains  west 
of  Fort  Loudon,  June  9,  1757.  and  was  sur- 
prised atifl  killed  by  the  Indians  in  the  Big 
Cove.  James  and  Elizabeth  Holliday  had 
issue : 

1.  John  married  Mary  McDowell 
(IV— 1). 

2.  William  died  before  1701. 

3.  Samuel  ( I>orn  March  24.  1745 — 
died  Nov.  10,  1 84 1  ).  removed  to  the  rrestpie 
Isle  settlement  in  1795.  and  became  a  prom- 
inent citizen  of  Erie.  Although  past  the  mil- 
itary age  he  served  in  the  war  of  1812.  He 
married  Jennet  Campbell  (born  Inly.  1755 — 
died  June  27,  1851  ).  daughter  of  William 
and  Jane  Campbell,  of  Mercersburg:  they 
had  issue:  John,  Samuel,  William.  Elizabeth, 
Jane  and  Lucinda.  Major  S.  I'.  Holliday.  oi 
Erie,  is  a  descendant  oi  William. 

Mrs.  Holliday  married  (second),  before 
1702.  Daniel  McAllister,  s,  .;i  of  Archibald 
and  Jane  (McClure)  McAllister,  pionei 
Cumberland  county:  they  had  issne  :  Mary, 
born  in  1760,  married  William  McClure.  and 
removed  to  the  Monongahela;  Jane,  bom  in 
1702.  married  William  McClure.  brother  oi 
William,  and  lived  near  Jersey  Shore;  and 
Elizabeth  married  John  Mitchell,  who  lived 
in  Virginia,  and  afterward  in  Kentucky. 
Gen.  Ormsby  M.  Mitchell  was     -  Eliza- 

beth McAllister  and  John  Mitchell. 

(IX)  MARY  McDOWELL  (born  in 
1743 — died  April  jj.  1833),  daughter  oi 
John  ami  Ague:-.  (Craig)  McDowell,  mar- 
ried Dr.  Richard  Brown  son  (died  Marcl 


86  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

1790),  a  nephew  of  Dr.  Nathan  Brownson,  marriage  he  had  issue:  John  Allis< 

deputy  surveyor  of  hospitals  for  the  South-  July  4,    1812,  died  March  28,   1841  ;  E!ia3 

ern     Army,      1781-83,     and     governor     of  Wilkin,  horn  July    17,    1814,  died    May  7, 

Georgia.     He  came  to  Peters  township  be-  1865;  and   Elizabeth   Lydia   (born  Oct.    i, 

for  the  Revolution,  where  he  practiced  med-  1818 — died  Sept.  3,  i8f>oj,  married  Jan.  30, 

icine.     lie  was  surgeon  of  Col.  Samuel  Oil-  1S50.  William  Dorris,  of  Huntingdon,  and 

bertson's  battalion,  Cumberland  County  As-  had  William  Wilkin  and  John  I' 
sociators,  1777-80.     Dr.  Richard  and  Mary  3.     John  M.    (XXVIII). 

Brownson  had  issue :  4.     William. 

1.  Nancy  married  Col.  John    Findlay  5.     Nancy     married     Lazarus     Browrr 
(XXVI).  (died  Dec.  1842),  son  of  George  and  Agnes 

2.  John   (XXVII).  (Maxwell)  Erown  :  they  had  issue:  George. 

3.  TIMOTHY,  born  in  1771,  died  Aug.  Thomas,  William.  Maxwell  and  Nancy. 

1,  1777.  6.     Elizabeth     married    Patrick    Mc- 

4.  Abigail,  born  in   1773,  died  unmar-  Dow  ell  (XVI). 

ried,  May  12,  1816.  7.     Mary    married    Rev.    Robert    Ken- 

5.  Asa  died  unmarried,  in  Cincinnati,  nedy  ( Kennedy  Family). 

Sept.  io,  1805.  (XI)      MARGARET     McDOWELL, 

6.  Nathan,  born  Oct.  2,  1776,  died  un-  daughter  of  John  and  Agnes  'Craig)   Mc- 
married  Jan.  26,  1856.  Dowell,  married  June  6,  1786.  George  King 

7.  Elizabeth,  bom  in   1779,  died  un-  (bom   in   Lancaster  county,   in    1758 — died 
married,  April  3,  1845.  March  24.  1840).  a  brother  of  R 

(X)  AGNES  McDOWELL  (born  Sept.  King.     He  settled  in  Peters  townshi] 

9,    1740- -died   June  9,    1790),  daughter  of  had  issue: 

John  and  Agues   (Craig)   McDowell,  mar-  1.     Robert   (born  in  1792 — di< 

ried  March  0,  1771,  Elias  Davidson  (born  in  29,  1856),  was  captain  of  the  Mercei 

1736 — died  April  15,  1806),  who  came  to  the  Light  Infantry,  and  was  postmaster  at  Mer- 

Conococheague  valley  as  a  young  man,  and  cersburg,    1827-29.      He    married    Jan.    1. 

was  a  captain  in  the  "Flying  Camp"  in  177'',  1S24,  Jane  Skile-  (died  Pec.  25,  1857).  and 

and    of    Col.    .Abraham    Smith's    battalion,  they  had  issue:  James  C  John  S.  (a  physi- 

Cumbeiland    County    Associators,    1777-79.  cian)   and  George   Davidson    (died  in  Cali- 

After  the  Revolution  he  became  an  extensive  fornia). 

land   owner,  and  owned   a  large  numbei    of  2.      John  McDowell,  born  ii 

slaves.     He  was  a  ruling  elder  in  the  Pres  3.     James  (1-  rn  in  1/97)  m 

byterian  church  at   Greencastle.     Elias  and  24.  1823,  Jane  M 

Agnes  Davidson  had  issue:  John  McDowell. 

1.     Patrick.  4.     George     McLavghlin,     b  rn     in 

..'.      El.IAS   (bom  in   Antrim  township — •  1800. 
died     September,     1828)     married     (first)  5.     Agnes  Craig  married  •  Car 

Nancy    Allison    (born    Dec.    14.    1780     died  son    (XXIX). 

Dee.  25,  [818),  and  (second)  Rebecca  Alii-  (XII)  Wll  1  1  AM  McDOWELL    I       1 

sou    (bom    April    1.    1780 — died    June    22,  in   1750-  -died  Jw.w   10.  1835).  f   n     ■  Will- 

1824).   both   daughters   oi   Col.    John   and  iam  and  Mary   (Maxwell)   McDowell,  was 

Elizabeth    (Wilkin1)    Allison.     Bv  his   first  a  distinguished  s  Idiei     ftheRevolut 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  g7 

was  appointed  second  lieutenant  in  the  ist  (second),  July   18,    1855.   Margaret    In  in 

Regiment  Pennsylvania  Line,  May  13,  1777;  Brownson  (born  Feb.  12,  1812 — die!  Aug. 

promoted  to  be  first  lieutenant,   March   22,  31,    1875 J,    daughter   of   John    and 

1778;  transferred  to  the  2d   Pennsylvania,  (Smith)   Brownson. 

Jan.   1,   1783,  and  served  to  Nov.  3,   1783.  7.     Matthew  Van  Lear,  born  in  1798, 

He  was  in  most  of  the  battles  of  Washing-  died  in  1823. 

ton's  army  from  the  campaign  around  Phil-  8.      Nathan,  bum   in    1802.  died 

adelphia  to  the  capture  of  Yorktown,  and  1,  1803. 

he  was  one  of  the  forlorn  hope  that  surprised  (XIII )        NATHAN        McDOWELL 
Stony  Point.    After  the  surrender  of  Corn-  (born  in  1759 — died  Feb.  1.  1830  1.  I 
wallis  be  participated  in  the  Southern  cam-  William   and    Mary    (Maxwell)    McDi  well, 
paign.    His  journal,  which  he  began  at  York,  served  as  a  private  in  ("apt.  Samuel 
Pa.,  May  26,  17X1,  and  closed  with  his  re-  marching  company  under  the  call  of  July  28, 
turn  to  his  father's  house  in  Peters  town-  1777,  and  a  second  time  in  1778.  In  17 
ship,  Dec.  21,  1782,  is  a  full  record  of  the  was  appointed  an  ensign  of  the  Pennsylvania 
operations  of  Gen.  Wayne's  command  in  the  quota  in  Lieut.  Col.  Josiab  Harm.".; 
South  for  a  period  covering  nearly  two  years,  ment  of  Federal  militia,  designed  :■ 
It  is  preserved  in  the  Pennsylvania  Archives,  the  Western  frontier  from  Indian  forays.  Mis 
2d  Series,  Vol.  XV.     After  the  Revolution  original  commission  was  dated  Oct. : 
Capt.  McDowell  settled  on  his  farm  in  his  The  regiment  was  stationed  at   Fort  Mcln- 
native    township.       When     Baltimore    was  tosh.     While  serving  under  Lieut.  Col.  Mar- 
threatened  by  the  British  in   1814,  this  vet-  mar,  a  detachment  of  which  he  bad  the 
cran  officer  of  the   Revolution  served  as  a  mand  was  attacked  by  the  Tawawa  ai 
private  in   Capt.   Thomas  Bard's  company,  pewa  Indians,  but  in  consequence  of  a  « 
Capt.  McDowell  married  Feb.  8,  1786,  Eliza-  defense   the  assailants   were   repulsed    with 
both  Van  Lear   (died  June   14,    1814),  and  considerable  loss.     By  this  engagement  the 
they  had  issue:  victors  were  reduced  by  killed.  v\ 

1.  Mary    MaxWELL,    born    Now    24,  missing  to  ten  in  number,  having  ch; 
1786,  died  unmarried.  May  4,  1840.  six  prisoners  taken  in  the  contest.     In  thi< 

2.  Elizabeth,  born  in  1788,  died  July,  perilous  situation  they  remained  until  rein- 
1803.  forced  from  the  main  army.     On  joining  the 

3.  Jane    Van    Lear    married    Patrick  army  Mr.  McDowell  received  the  than! 

M.  Davidson  (XXVIIJ  —  1).  Gen.    llarmar   for  his   spirited   defense  and 

4.  WlLLIAM    (XXXV  gallant  conduct.     As  .1  soldier  iie  v.. 

5.'    Margaret,     born     in     1704.     died  collected  and  intrepid,  and  by  his  urbanity  o 

March  11,  1853.  manner  he  endeared  himself  to  all  li 

6.     John  (born  in  1796— died  Nov.  1  1,  panions  in  arms.     After  leaving  the  army  h< 

}Hjo)   removed  to  Delavan,   111.     lie  mar-  returned   to  his  home  in   Peter-   township, 

ried  (first)  June  23,  1S42,  Agnes  (Nancy)  where  the  rest  of  his  life  was  spent.     : 

McDowell    (horn    in    1S06— died   June    10,  ricd  Mary  McLauahan  (dii  10  tSiRV 

1845),    daughter   o\    Patrick   and    Elizabeth  daughter    oi   John    and    Rel 

(Davidson")  McDowell,  and  they  had  issue:  McLanahan;  they  bad  issue: 
Mary   Alice   (died  July  7,   1X44")   and   Eliza-  1.      WlLLIAM     (born    Jan.     28. 

beth;  twins,  born  May  30.0X43.     He  married  died    May    o.    1825)    served    in    ( 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Flanagan's  company  for  the  defense  of  Bal- 
timore in  1814.  He  married  Martha  Gal- 
lagher, daughter  of  Alexander  Gallagher, 
and  they  had  issue:  Eliza  Robison  (burn 
March  6,  1821)  married  in  [843,  Andrew  X. 
Rankin,  and  had  issue:  Adella,  Margaret, 
William  M.,  Andrew  15.,  and  Arie  Alcesta; 
and  Mary  McLanahan. 

2.  Sarah,  born  Sept.  19,  1794.  died 
°ct-  3.  '794- 

3.  Sarah  (born  Jan.  25,  1796 — died 
Oct.  1 6,  1856)  married  George  \Y.  Eaker 
(born  Nov.  14,  1796— died  March  4,  1849), 
son  of  George  and  Mary  Eaker,  of  Welsh 
Run.  George  Eaker  was  a  Revolutionary 
soldier.  George  VV.  and  Sarah  (  McDowell) 
Eaker  had  issue:  Nathan  McDowell,  horn 
April  1,  1832,  died  July  22,  1845. 

4-  Mary  Maxwell,  horn  Dec.  17, 
1797.  died  March  18,  1843. 

5.  Susanna  Bella,  born  Nov.  16, 
1799,  died  June  25,  1800. 

6.  John  McLanahan  (XXXI). 
7-     Nathan   (XXX  II  ). 
8.     Rebecca  Margaret  married  Will- 
iam M.  Riddle  [  Riddle  Family]. 

(XIV)  ALEXANDER  McDOWELL 
(born  in  the  Conococheague  Valley  in  1760 
— died  at  Franklin,  Venango  County,  Jan.  4, 
1816),  son  of  William  and  Mary  (  Maxwell  1 
McDowell,  adopted  surveying  as  a  profes- 
sion. In  [794,  he  went  to  Venango  county 
as  a  deputy  surveyor  and  agent  for  the  Hol- 
land Land  Company,  lie  made  his  home 
on  the  site  oi  Franklin,  building  himself  a 
log  house  that  was  without  windows  or 
doors.  He  took  his  family  to  his  new  home 
in    171)7.      A    few  years  later  he  built   a  new 

weather-boarded  house,  winch  was  com- 
pleted in  1802.  This  house  stood  on  the 
edge  of  the  bluff  overlooking  French  creek, 
and  it  was  not  demolished  until  1874.  At 
the  lime  that  Colonel  McDowell  settled  at 
Franklin   there    were    many    Indians    in    the 


neighborhood,  hut  they  j^ave  the  McDowells 
no  trouble  beyond  the  noise  that  attended 
their  debauches.  Colonel  McDowell  was' 
well   acquainted   with   Cornplanter,   tl  • 

mous  Indian  chief,  whose  friendship  he  ■■'.,- 
tamed  through  his  fairness  in  survey:::, 
chief's  land  on  the  Allegheny.  His 
with  the  early  white  sCttleis  was  equally 
marked.  He  was  a  justice  of  the  peace,  and 
was  the  general  arbiter  in  settling  the  differ- 
ences between  man  and  man.  He  was  a 
gentleman  of  the  old  school,  sedate  ai  I 
nified.  Colonel  McDowell  married  in  1795, 
Sarah  Parker  (horn  in  1762— died  Septem- 
ber, 1865),  a  native  of  Philadelphia.  Mrs. 
McDowell's  tombstone  hears  testimony  of 
her  remarkable  age  of  103  years.  She  was 
a  woman  small  in  stature,  graceful  in  form 
and  beautiful  in  feature.  Col.  Alexander  and 
Sarah  McDowell  had  issue: 

1.  Elizabeth,  born  in   1796,  died  in 
1808. 

2.  Susan,  horn  in  179S:  died  in  1806. 

3.  Margaretta  (born  in  1799 — died 
Jan.  28,  1825)  married  in  December,  1819, 
Archibald  Tanner.  They  had  issue:  Sa 
Parker,  born  July  3,  1 82 1 .  died  June  3,  1849; 
and  Laura  Margaret,  bom  Sen;.  9,  1823, 
married  Glenni  VV.  Scofiekl.  born  March  11. 
1817),  member  of  Congress.  1S63-75. 

4      Sarah  (born  in  t8oi — died  July  21, 
[82]  I  married  Alexanders.  Hays. 

5.  Thomas  Skelly  (XXXIII). 

6.  William    t,b,>:"   Jan.   25.    180; — 
died    April   21,    1839).   married   Elvin 
Nutt,  and  they  had   issue:   Sarah  and   Her- 
bert. 

7.  Alexander  ( XXXIV). 

8.  Parker  (XXXV), 

9.  Mary,  born  in  1S13.  died  in  1820 
(XV)  ANDREW  McDOWELL  (born 

in   1701— died  Jan.    13,   1840).  son  of 

iam  and   Mary    (Maxwell)    McDowell,   was 

graduated  M .  D.  from  the  Medical  Di 


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merit  of  the  University  of  Pennsylvania,  in 
1787.  He  was  for  a  brief  period  professor 
of  Latin  and  Greek  in  the  University,  but 
soon  after  receiving  his  medical  degree  he 
settled  at  Chambersburg,  where  he  was  in 
active  and  successful  practice  for  more  than 
forty  years.  He  was  physician  to  the  Frank- 
lin county  poor-house,  181 5- 18,  and  1829-30. 
He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  first  med- 
ical society  in  the  county,  organized  in  1825. 
Admonished  by  advancing  years  he  finally 
relinquished  his  practice,  and  made  his  home 
with  his  son.  Dr.  John  McDowell,  at  Mer- 
cersburg.  Dr.  McDowell  married  May  9, 
1793,  Agnes  McPherson  (born  in  1765 — 
died  Nov.  9,  1827),  daughter  of  Col.  Robert 
and  Agnes  (] Miller )  McPherson,  of  York. 
They  had  issue : 

i.  William  M.  (bom  in  1704 — died 
Sept.  21,  1825)  studied  law,  but  the  record 
of  his  admission  to  the  Bar  has  been  lost.  He 
was  clerk  to  the  County  Commissioners, 
1811-15,  and  prosecuting  attorney,  1S15-19. 
He  served  in  Capt.  Samuel  1).  Culbertson's 
company  for  the  defense  of  Baltimore  in 
1814.  His  uncle,  John  McDowell.  PL.  1)., 
in  1820,  left  $300  in  trust  for  him  for  the 
purchase  of  law  books,  if  he  chose  to  con- 
tinue to  pursue  his  profession. 

2.  John  (XXXVI). 

3.  Agnes  M.  married  Otho  Williams. 
i(XXXVII). 

4.  Robert  M.  (XXXVIII). 

5.  Andrew  N.  (XXXIX). 

6.  Mary  Maxwell  married  Samuel 
Bailey,  and  they  had  issue:  Andrew  Mc- 
Dowell, who  married  Elizabeth  Breading 
Dalzell,  and  had  Otho  Williams,  Mary  Mc 
Powell,  Robert  Dalzell.  Kate  Dalzell  and 
Alice. 

(xvi)     Patrick     Mcdowell 

(born  Feb.  10,  1770  -died  April  24,  184I >), 
sou  of  William  and  Mary  (Maxwell)  Mc- 
Dowell, was  a  fanner  and  hotel  keener  at  the 


"White  House,"  near  St.  Thomas.  He  mar- 
ried Nov.  22,  1803.  Elizabeth  Davidson 
(born  May.  1780 — died  Aug.  2,  1851), 
daughter  of  Elias  and  Ague.-.  1  McDowell) 
Davidson  ;  they  had  issue : 

1.  Agnes  married  John  McDowell 
(XII— 6). 

2.  Mary  Maxwell,  born  in  1807,  died 
Nov.  1,  iS'jo. 

3.  William  Andrew,  born  Nov.  1, 
181 1,  died  Nov.  17,  1835. 

4.  Elizabeth  King  (born  in  1813) 
married  March  26,  1835,  William  Campbell 
(born  June  15,  1802 — died  Jan.  13.  1840), 
and  they  had  issue:  Sarah  M.,  born 
April,  1837.  died  Nov.  23,  1857;  and 
Elizabeth  1).,  born  May  31,  1S38,  died 
June    13,    1857. 

5.  Elias  Davidson  (born  in  1815) 
kept  a  hotel  near  Mt.  Parnell ;  he  married 
Mary  Earl. 

6.  Margaret  (born  in  1817 — died 
Sept.  2,  1866)  married  Dr.  Mathias  Man-. 

(xvii)     thomas    Mcdowell 

(born  in  1772 — died  Aug.  4,  1851),  soi 
William  and  Mary  (Maxwell)  McDowell. 
was  a  fanner  in  Peters  township,  and  a  rul- 
ing elder  of  the  Upper  West  Conococheague 
Presbyterian  Church,  from  1814  until  his 
death.  He  married  March  12,  1807.  Mary 
Craig  Davidson  (born  in  1784 — died  Oct. 
31,  185.O,  daughter  of  Elias  and 
(McDowell)  Davidson.    They  had  issue : 

1.  Mary  Maxwell  married  (first) 
Dr.  William  Humphreys;  (second)  Rev,  A. 
K.  Nelson  (XL). 

2.  Catherine  Davidson   (bom  April 
2.  [811— died  Oct.  21.  180.O.  married  Nov. 
1.  1842,  Rev.  Nathan  Crier  White  (born  in 
Fagg's  Manor.  April   11.  1810 — died  S 
20.   1895),  son  of  Rev.  Robert  and  N 
(Grier)  White.     He  was  graduated  at  Dick- 
inson College  and  the  Princeton 
Seminary,  and   was  pastor  of  the  Mc 


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nellsburg  Presbyterian  Church  for  thirty 
years,  1834-64.  He  afterward  served  con- 
gregations at  Williamsburg  and  New  Haven, 
Pa.  She  was  his  second  wife.  They  had 
issue:  Thomas  Henry,  born  Oct.  26,  1845, 
married  Clara  V.  Ake;  Anna  Mary,  born 
June  26,  1848,  married  William  L.  Neff ;  and 
Edwin  McCrea,  born  Aug.  31,  1850,  died 
May  8,  1859. 

3.  William  H.  (XLI). 

4.  Hugh  Davidson,  born  September, 
1814,  died  Feb.  16,  1840. 

5.  John  Alexander,  born  in  1819. 

6.  Susan  Agnes,  born  June  21,  1822, 
died  June  18,  1843. 

(XVIII)  NATHAN  McDOWELL 
(born  Dec.  19,  1767 — died  Oct.  21,  1820), 
son  of  Nathan  and  Catherine  (Maxwell) 
McDowell,  was  a  farmer.  He  married 
March  14,  1792,  Jean  Irwin,  daughter  of  Jo- 
seph and  Violet  (Porter)  Irwin;  they  had 
issue : 

Catherine  married  Otho  Williams. 

Mary  J.,  born  Aug.  16,  1795. 

James,  born  Aug.  27,  1797,  died  in 


1. 
2. 

3- 

1798. 

4- 
5- 
6. 

7- 
8. 


Martha  I.,  born  March  1,  1799. 

Nathan  (XLII). 

Matilda,  bom  April  13,  1804. 

Joseph  Irwin,  born  Jan.  28,  1806. 

John  H.,  born  April  18,  1808. 
(XIX)  WILLIAM  SMITH  Mr 
DOWELL  (born  Oct.  20,  1776 — died  Jan. 
23,  1S34),  son  of  James  and  Jane  (Smith) 
McDowell,  was  a  fanner  in  Peters  township: 
be  was  a  member  of  the  State  Legislature, 
1833-34.  He  married  Mary  Erwin  (born 
Jan.  8,  1781 — died  Jan.  4,  i860),  and  they 
had  issue : 

1.  Mary  Holmes  (born  in  1806)  mar- 
ried James  Campbell. 

2.  Alexander  Erwin  (XI  111). 

3.  ROBERT,  born  in  1812,  went  West. 

4.  William  Erwin   (XL1VL 


5.  Jane  Elizabeth  (bom  in  1816; 
married  Jacob  Shellenberger. 

6.  Annabella  Johnston  married 
Thomas  Gillan  [Gillan  Family]. 

7.  James  McDowell,  born  Aug.  2},, 
1826,  died  Sept.  4.  1S77. 

(XX)    JAMES    McDOWELL    (born 
Dec.  6,   1782— died  April  8,  1861),  son  of 
James   and   Jane    (Smith)    McDowell     was 
reared  on  his  father's  farm  at  Mt.  Parnell, 
and  was  a  farmer.     He  was  first  lieut 
of   Capt.    Thomas   Bard's    company,    which 
marched  to  the  defense  of  Baltimore  in 
and  when   the   Franklin   County  companies 
were  organized  into  a  regiment  he  became 
its   adjutant.      He   married   Oct.    27.    1813, 
Mary   Poe  Dunlap    (born  Jan.   20.   1789 — 
died  Oct.  9.  1876),  daughter  of  James 
Mary  (Bard)   Dunlap;  they  had  issue: 

1.  Mary  Bard,  born  Aug.  14.  1814, 
died  unmarried,  Feb.  13.  1871. 

2.  James  Dunlap  (born  March  16, 
1816 — died  unmarried  Oct.  9.  1887)  v;,c 
educated  in  the  neighborhood  schools,  fn 
early  life  he  followed  surveying  and  : 

ing.     As  a  teacher  he  was  held  in  great  es- 
teem.     In  politics  he  was  a   Whig  and 
publican.     He  was  very  active  in  the  W  '  ig 
campaign  of  1S4S.     In  1851.  he  was  a  can- 
didate   for   the    Whig   nomination    for 
thonotary,  but  was  defeated  in  I 
convention.      He    was   electe  I    an    As- 
Judge  in  1871,  and  served  until  ;v" 
the  last  Associate  Judge  of  the  county.    He 
was  elected  a  member  of  the 
1880.  and   was  one  oi  the  Independent    Re- 
publicans who  refused  to  support  the  c 
nominee  for  United  States  Senal 
82.      He   was   postmaster    at    Mt.    Parnell. 
1878-80, 

3.  Jake  Smith  married  Charles 
[Gillan  Family]. 

4.  Sarah  Mart.  \kit.  born  July  26, 
1819,  died  unmarried  Oct.  11.    s*.'. 


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5.  Elizabeth  Olivia,  born  Sept.  21, 
1821,  died  unmarried  Dec.  16,  1878. 

6.  William  Findlay,  born  June  23, 
1824,  died  Feb.  5,  1890. 

7.  Robert  Holmes,  born  Oct.  8,  1826, 
lived  in  St.  Thomas. 

8.  Catharine  Foe  (born  July  12, 
1828 — died  Oct.  19,  1890)  married  Alex- 
ander C.  Armstrong. 

(XXI)  MARGARET  PIPER  d>orn 
April  3,  1765 — died  Feb.  20,  1852),  daugh- 
ter of  William  and  Sarah  (McDowell) 
Piper,  was  the  subject  of  a  charming  de- 
scription in  the  diary  of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Fithian, 
a  Presbyterian  minister.  "There  is  no  one 
in' the  society."  he  wrote  July  13  .1775,  "but 
my  little  Wain  that  can  tell  you  what  is  ef- 
fectual calling.  Indeed  this  little  Wain  is  a 
lovely  girl.  She  is  an  only  child  just  ten 
years  old.  She  seems  to  me  to  he  remark- 
ably intelligent;  reads  very  clear,  attends 
well  to  the  quantity  of  words;  has  a  sweet, 
nervous  accent.  Indeed  I  have  not  been  so 
lately  pleased  as  with  this  rosy-checked  Mi^s 
Peggy  Piper."  She  married  (first)  Sept.  2. 
1783,  William  Smith  (born  in  1764 — died 
April,  1786).  son  of  William  and  Mary 
(Smith)  Smith,  who  inherited  the  site  of 
Mercersbnrg.  which  he  was  engaged  in  lay- 
ing out  as  a  town  when  he  died.  He  was 
lieutenant  of  Capt.  William  Huston's  com- 
pany in  Col.  Samuel  Culhertson's  battalion. 
Cumberland  County  Associators  in  1780. 
They  had  one  daughter  : 

1.  Sarah  married  John  Brownson 
(XXVII). 

Mrs.  Smith  married  (second)  Dec  5. 
1787,  Janie^  Irwin  (horn  April  14.  175S — 
died  Nov.  0.  1843),  son  of  Archibald  and 
Jean  (McDowell)  Irwin,  a  private  in  the 
Revolution  and  assistant  commissarv  with 
the  western  army.  He  was  born  in  York 
County,  owing  to  the  flight  of  hi^  parents 


from  the  French  and  Indians.  James  and 
Margaret  Irwin  had  issue: 

1.  Archibald,  born  Oct.  9,  1788,  died 

May  31.  J/97- 

2.  Mary  Smith  (born  Jan.  0,  1790 — 
died  June  12,  1863)  married  James  McClel- 
land (horn  July  29,  1776 — died  April  27, 
1863),  son  of  John  and  Sidney  1  K 
McClelland.  They  had  issue:  John:  Sidney, 
who  married  Matthew  Sims  Van  Lear;  and 
Margaret  Irwin. 

3.  William  (born  Nov.  24,  1 79 1  ) 
married  Ann  Hamilton,  and  they  had  issue: 
Mary,  Ann.  Sarah.  William  P.,  John,  Mar- 
garet. Elizabeth  and  James. 

4.  John,  horn  Feb.  1,  1794,  died  Oct. 
13.   183*8. 

5.  James,  born  March  2S.  1797.  died 
March  4,  1 708. 

6.  Archibald  James  (born  Dec.   15, 
1798— -died   in   St.   Louis.   Nov.    14,      -    7 
married   Mary   Stuart   Hunter,   daughter  of 
Charles  Hunter. 

7.  Matthew    (horn    Sept.    5.    1800 — - 
died  Nov.  22,  1869)   was  for  many  \^ 
popular  school  teacher  at  Mercersburg.    He 
married  Florence  Wilson,  and  they  ! 

sue:  Margaret ;  Mary  McClelland,  who  mar- 
ried Thomas  A.  Crcigh ;  Elizabeth  Wilson; 
Emmeline  Van  Lear;  James  McClelland  :  and 
Ada  Jane. 

8.  Jane  F.,  horn  June  30.  iS<  7 
April  12,  1852. 

(XXII)   ARCHIBALD  IRWIN 
Feb.  13.  1772 — died  March  3.  1840V  -  1      i 
Archibald  and  Jean  (McDowell)  Irwin,  in- 
herited "Irwinton  Mills"  under  his  father's 
will.     He  was  a  prominent  man  in  th« 
ocochcague  Valley.    He  married  (first 
11.    1708,  Mary  Ramsey  (lv>rn  Mar. 
1781  —  died    Feb.    10.     1813),    daughter    of 
Major  James  and  Elizabeth   1  Porte-  "> 
sev.      Major   R.inncv  built   the  mill  on   the 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


West  Conococheaguc,  two  mik-s  above  "Ir- 
winton  Mills,"  now  known  as  Hiester's  Mill. 
Archibald  and  Mary  Irwin  had  issue: 

i.  James  Ramsey  (bom  at  "Irwinton 
Mills,"  Dec.  i,  1800— died  in  the  City  "f 
.Mexico,  Jan.  jo,  1848),  was  graduated  at  the 
Military  Academy  at  West  Point,  in  1825. 
lie  served  in  t he  Seminole  War,  1836-38. 
.and  was  a  captain  in  the  1  st  Artillery,  U.  S. 
A.,  at  tlie  beginning  of  the  war  with  Mexico. 
In  the  Mexican  War,  he  was  quartermaster 
■of  the  army  under  Major  General  Scott,  and 
was  present  at  the  battles  of  Cerro  Gordo, 
■Churubusco,  Molino  del  Key,  Cbapultepec, 
•and  the  capture  of  the  City  of  Mexico. 

2.  Jane  (horn  July  23,  1804 — died 
May  11,  1846)  married  Feb.  8,  1824,  Will- 
iam Henry  Harrison,  (born  in  [802 — died 
in  1838),  son  of  Gen.  William  11.  and  Anna 
(Symmes)  Harrison,  a  lawyer  in  Cincin- 
nati. When  General  Harrison  became  Pres- 
ident of  the  United  States  his  son's  widow 
accompanied  him  to  Washington,  and  dur- 
ing his  brief  administration  was  mistress  of 
the  White  J  [ouse,  The  younger  William  1 1, 
and  Jane  Harrison  had  two  suns:  lames 
Findlay  and  William  Henry.  James  Find- 
lay  Harrison  married  (first)  Carrie  Alston, 
and  they  had  issue:  James  F.,  William  A. 
and  William  11..  all  dead.  He  married  (sec- 
■ond)  .Mice  Miriam  Kennedy,  ami  they  bad 
issue:  Jam-  Alice.  John  Scott,  William  11.. 
Mary  Randolph,  James  F.  and  Archibald 
Irwin.  William  1  lenry  1  tarrison  111.  died  in 
18.4,1).  Mrs.  Jane  Harrison  married  (sec- 
ond) Lew  is  Whileman, 

3.  John  Ramsey  (born  May  22,  1807) 
married   \nna  Eaton. 

4.  Archibald  (bun  May  22,  1807-  - 
died  September,  1852)  married  Martha 
Sumwault. 

5.  ELIZABETH  married  John  Scott  Har- 
rison (XLV). 

Mr.    Irwin    married    (second)    Dec.    i;, 


1813,  Sidney  Gtrubb— (born  March  9,  1789 
— died  March  30,  1869),  daughter  of  Joseph 
and  Jane  (McClelland)  Grubb,  and  they 
had  issue : 

1.     Joseph  Grubb,  born  Oct.  io,  1814. 

died  unmarried. 

j.  William  Findlay  I  born  July  S. 
1817 — died  Dec.  27,  [900)  married  Harriet 
Irwin  Whileman,  daughter  of  Lewis  and 
Louisa  (Irwin)  Whiteman.  and  they  had 
issue:  Archibald  I..  Lewi-  W..  Louisa.  Jane 
Findlay.  Kate  and  Harriet. 

3.  Mary  Jane,  born  Oct.  16,  1819, 
died  Dec.  21,  1836. 

4.  Nancy  Isabella  (born  April  9, 
1822 — died  Feb.  12.  1845)  married  Cephas 
Bell  Huston  (born  in  1820),  -  11  of  William 
and  Mary  Ann  (Bell)  Huston.  The) 
issue  :  Mary  Cowan,  who  married  Ira  Harris. 
and  had  Ira  and  Louise;  and.  Jane  Whiteman 
who  married  Rev.  John  Dixon,  D.  1). 

Jan.  25,  1847),  a  Presbyterian  minister,  and 
bad  Huston  and  Marion. 

5.  Louisa  married  Charles  B.  Maclay 
[  Maclay  Family  ] . 

6.  Sarah  Ellen  (born  Oct.  7.  iSjS 
died  Sept.  13.  1889)  married  Nov.  2,  1859. 
Dr.  Frisby  S.  Newcomer  (born  Dec.  10, 
1S28-  died  Sept.  13.  1889).  -'ii  of  Mart::; 
and  Mary  (Snively)  Xewcomer.  They  bad, 
issue:  Mary.  Nancy  and  C, 

7.  Sidney  (bom  Feb.  jo.  1833 — died 
Jan.    10,    1865)    married   John   Grubb, 
they  had  issue:  Archibald  Irwin  and  William 
Irw  in. 

(XXIII)  MARY  IRWIN  (born  Feb 
14,  1760 — died  June  28.  182S),  daughter  of 
Archibald  and  Jean  (McDowell)  Irwin, 
married  December.  1782.  Matthew  Van 
Lear  (bom  in  Lancaster  county  in  1 755 
died  in  Washington  county,  Mil.,  July  23, 
1823).  son  of  John  Van  1  car,  was  a  mer- 
chant in  e.n  !\  life  but  spent  his  later  >  e 
a  plantation   "Mount  Tammany,"  ncai 


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iamsport,  Md.,  comprising  a  tract  of  twelve 
hundred  acres.  This  estate  was  not  di- 
vided until  1862.    He  erected  the  well-known 

Van  Lear  mansion  on  the  road  between 
Hagerstown  and  Williamsport.  Matthew 
and  Mary  Van  Lear  had  issue: 

1.  Jane  (horn  Feb.  16,  1784 — died 
March  20.  1828)  married  November,  1802, 
John  Ramsey  (horn  Jan.  19.  177'; — died  at 
Maysville,  Ky..  in  1833),  son  of  Major 
James  and  Elizabeth  (Porter)  Ramsey,  was 
the  founder  of  Ligonier,  in  Westmoreland 
county,  which  lie  named  "Ramseytown,"  and 
later  kept  a  hotel  at  Pittsburgh,  where  lie  en- 
tertained Genera!  Lafayette,  in  1825.  They 
had  issue:  James.  Matthew,  John,  Mary 
Jane,  F.liza  Jane.  Sarah  Louisa,  Sophia 
Alice,  Nancy  Caroline.  Susan  Emma  and 
Frances  Harriet. 

'2.  John*  (h"rn  Nov.  18,  1786 — died 
unmarried  April  24,  1857)  was  a  merchant 
■in  Baltimore,  and  afterward  president  and 
later  cashier  of  the  Washington  county 
(Md.)    Bank. 

3.  Mary  (born  Feb.  9,  1790 — died 
June  12,  1818)  married  Jan.  12,  1815,  John 
Finley,  son  of  Ebenezer  Finley,  a  merchant 
of  Baltimore. 

4.  ELIZA  (horn  Feb.  9,  1700)  married 
Oct.  3,  1809.  Michael  A.  Finley  (born  in 
1786— died  March  25,  1848),  son  of  Eben- 
ezer Finley,  a  physician  at  Williamsport, 
Maryland. 

5.  William  (born  Jan.  26,  1704  -died 
May,  1837)  was  a  physician  at  Williamsport, 
Md.  lie  married  Susan  Graham  (horn  in 
i8cx) — died  December,  18551.  of  Bedford, 
Pa.  They  had  issue:  John,  William  G.,  Ed- 
ward W.,  John  Horace.  Matthew  and  Mary 
Irwin. 

(>.  Matthkw  Sims  (born  July  8.  1705 
— died  Dec,  10,  1852),  married  Aug.  20. 
18.13,   Sidney   McClelland    (horn   Aug.    20. 


1818 — died    Feb.    7,    1864),    daughter    of 

James  and  Mary  (Smith)  McClelland. 

7.  James,  horn  Dec.  16,  17'/'-  died  un- 
married, July  20,    [820. 

8.  Horatio  Nelson,  horn  Sept.  6, 
1798,  died  unmarried,  Aug.  20,  1823. 

9.  Joseph  Sims,  horn  April  10,  1S00. 
died  unmarried,  Oct.  21,  1859. 

to.  Sophia  married  Archibald  I.  Find- 
lay  (XXIV— 2). 

(XXIV)  NANCY  IRWIN  1  horn  April 
-'/•  1763 — 'lied  July  27,  1824),  daughter  <  i 
Archibald  and  Jean  McDowell  Irwin,  mar- 
ried Dec.  7.  1791,  William  Findlay  ( born  at 
Mercersburg,  June  20,  1768 — died  Nov.  12, 
1846).  son  of  Samuel  and  Jean  (Smith) 
Findlay,  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Leg- 
islature, 1803-07:  State  Treasurer.  1807-17: 
Governor  of  Pennsylvania,  1817-20;  and 
United  States  Senator,  1821-27.  William 
and  Nancy  Findlay  had  issue: 

1.  Samuel   (born  in    1797 — di« 
married,   at    Pittsburgh),   was   a   lawyer  at 
Cincinnati. 

2.  Archibalo  Irwin  (bom  Jan.  21, 
1799 — ('i(,d  Oct.  8.  18301  was  admitted  to 
the  Franklin  County  Bar,  April  21,  1821, 
and  practiced  at  Chambersburg.  1  le  married 
October.  1820.  Sophia  Van  Lear 

12,  1X04 — died  April  21.  1SS1  I,  daughter  of 
Matthew  and  Mary  (Irwin)  Vail  I.e.,:'. 
They  had  issue:  Nancy.  Mary  F.  William. 
James  Irwin  and  John  Van  Lear.  The 
youngest  son  is  a  leading  member  oi  the 
Baltimore  Bar. 

3.  James  (bom  in.  1  So  1— died  in  1843) 
wis   a   prominent    Pittsburgh   lawyer.      He 
was  a  nicmhcr  of  the   Pennsylvania   Lcgi- 
lature,    1831  33,  and   Speak, 

in  1833. 

4.  John     Kino     i  b  mi     May.     1803 

(lied   Sepi.    13.    1885  )    \\.,s  rjrail  •    \\  vst 

Point    Military    Academy   in    1824.   hut   re- 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


.signed  from  tlie  army  ill  [828.  He  prac- 
ticed law  in  Lancaster,  1831-41 ;  was  re- 
corder of  the  city,  1841-45  ;  Associate  Judge 
of  the  District  Court,  Philadelphia,  1845- 
51  ;  and  President  Judge  of  the  3d  Judicial 
District,  1857-62.  He  married  (first)  Su- 
san Oglesby,  and  ( second  |  Sabilla  S. 
(Morris)  Kennedy.  By  his  second  mar- 
riage he  had  issue:  William,  who  died 
young;  and  Mary  Irwin,  who  married  John 
11.  Van  Lear. 

5.  Robert  Smith. 

6.  Jane  married  Francis  R.  Shunk 
(XLVI). 

(XXV)  ELIZABETH  IRWIN  (born 
Aug.  24.  1767 — died  March  jo,  1814) 
daughter  of  Archibald  and  Jean  (McDow- 
ell) Irwin,  married  Nov.  16,  1 790,  Robert 
Smith  (born  in  1766 — died  April  21.  [849), 
son  of  William  and  Mary  (Smith)  Smith. 
a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Legislature. 
1807-09,  1811-14  :ind  1815-16,  and 
Speaker  of  the  House  in  1813;  a  State 
Senator,  1819-23,  and  .Associate  Judge  of 
Franklin  county,  1836-43.    They  had  issue: 

1.  Mary  (born  April  30,  1792 — died 
April  29,  1827)  married  .Alexander  Tracy 
Dean  (born  in  1788 — died  Nov.  4.  1834), 
a  physician.  They  had  issue:  Robert 
Smith,  Elizabeth  and  Mary  Ann. 

2.  William  (XLVII). 

3.  Sarah  married  John  Findlay 
(XLVIII). 

(XXVI)  NANCY  P.  ROW  X  SOX 
(l>orn  in  1766 — died  in  1805),  daughter 
of  Dr.  Richard  and  Mary  (McDowell) 
Brownson,  married  March  11.  [788,  John 
Findlay  (born  March  31,  1700  died  No\ 
5,  1835),  son  of  Samuel  and  Jean  (Smith) 
Findlay,  for  many  years  a  leading  citizen 
of  Chambersburg.  lie  was  colonel  of  the 
Franklin  county  regiment  1h.1t  inarched  to 
the  defense  of  Baltimore,  in  1814;  held 
nearly  all  the  Court-house  offices.   1800.  21  . 


was  a  representative  in  Congress.  1821-27, 
and  postmaster  at  Cliambcrshurg,  1827-35. 
They  had  issue : 

1.  Sa.mlii.  B.  married  Elizabeth.  Pat- 
terson, and  they  had  issue.  John,  Mary  ')'"., 
Ellen  and  Jane. 

2.  Jam.  married  John  Maclay  [Ma- 
clay  Family). 

3.  Mary  P.  married  Feb.  12.  i8n, 
George  Paull  Torrence,  son  ^i  Joseph  and 
Mary  (Paull )  Torrence.  and  they  had  issue: 
James  Findlay,  Joseph.  John  Findlay,  Sam- 
uel, Aaron,  William  L.  Nancy  B.,  Mary 
P.,  Eliza  Jane  and  Harriet  R. 

4.  Rebecca  married  Aug.  23.  1819, 
Thomas  Sloo,  and  they  had  issue:  Laura, 
Thomas,  Jane  F.  and  Elizabeth. 

5.  Elizabeth  King,  born  :;:  [797. 

6.  John-  (XLVIII). 

7.  Eleanor  married  Oct.  4.  1S37, 
Matthew  Smith  (born  in  1811 — died  July 
26.  1873).    They  had  issue:  John  Fii 

(XXVII)     JOHX    BROWNSON 
(horn   in    1 70S — tlied    Feb.    20.    1836), 
of    Dr.     Richard    and    Man     (McDowell) 
Brownson,    was    for   many    years    a    1< 
citizen  fi  Mercersburg.     He  was  a  - 
in  the  War  of  1812.  and  a  prominent 
in    the    Pennsylvania    militia       He    married 
Oct.    7.    1807,    Sarah     Smith     il»>::i     June. 
1784 — died    July    25,     1859).    daughter    <>i 
William     and     Margaret     (Piper)      Smith; 
they  had  issue  : 

1.      Margaret   married   John    M 
ell.    who    died    in    Mr 
hi-   second   wife,  his  first   marri 
been  to  his  cousin,  Nancy  McDowell. 

Nancy,  b">m  in    1814,  died  in  in- 
fancy. 

3.  Richard,  born  in  1815,  died  in 
infancy, 

4      1  vmes   Irwin    i,  XLIX  V 

5.  [onx,  lx>rn  in  1819,  diet!  in  in- 
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95 


6.  Nathan  Asa,  born  in  1821,  died 
in  infancy. 

7.  Sarah  Jane,  l*>rn  in  1823,  died 
July  22,   1843. 

8:  Mary  Elizabeth,  born  in  1825, 
died  May  13,  1826. 

9.  Robert  Smith  (burn  Oct.  27,  1827 
—died  June  15,  1885)  was  graduated  at 
Marshall  College  in  1847,  ail('  as  an  M.  D. 
at  the  University  of  Pennsylvania  in  185]  : 
he  practiced  liis  profession  at  Mercersbur^. 
lie  recruited  Company  C,  126th  1'.  V.  J., 
of  which  he  was  commissioned  captain, 
Aug.  it,  1862;  he  was  promoted  to  lie 
major,  March  9,  1863.  He  married  Mary 
Coyle,  daughter  of  Andrew  L.  Coyle. 

(xxviii)    john    Mcdowell 

DAVIDSON  (born  Jan.  4,  1772— died 
Jan.  5,  iSll),  son  of  Klias  and  Agnes 
(McDowell)  Davidson,  was  a  farmer  in 
Adams  county,  and  afterward  in  Antrim 
township.  He  married  (first)  April  16, 
1793,  Rachel  Maxwell  (born  in  1772 — 
died  in  r8o6),  daughter  of  Patrick  Max- 
w ell.    They  had  issue. 

1.  Patrick  McDowell  (born  in  1705 
— died  in  1853)  removed  to  Delavan,  111. 
He  married  March  3.  181S,  lane  Van  Lear 
McDowell  (born  in  1711s — died  Jan.  ..'J, 
1X78),  daughter  of  Capt.  William  and 
Elizabeth  (Van  Lean  McDowell.  They 
had  issue:  John  McD.,  Mary  !•'..,  Rachel 
N.  and  Sarah  Belle, 

ELIAS      (born      in      1 796)      married 

Cyntha  Bell  Lou;;. 

3.  William,  bom  in  179S,  died  in 
1879. 

4.  John,  bom  in   (Sou,  dial  in    Kuj» 

list    ,    1820. 

5.  Nancy,  born  in  1802,  died  in  18.28. 
c  Susan,  born  in  1N04.  died  in  1835. 
Mr.  Davidson  married  (second)  April  7, 

1809,  Mary  McLaughlin  (bom  in  1771  - 
died     |an.    28,     iSsjl),    daughter    of     lames 


H.  and  Alary  McLaughlin.    They  had  issue: 

1.  James  King  (born  Feb.  10,  1810), 
was  graduated  at  Dickinson  College  in 
1829,  and  as  an  M.  D.  at  Jefferson  Medical 
College,  Philadelphia,  in  1833.  He  prac- 
ticed his  profession  at  Greencastle,  and  was 
also  president  of  the  First  National  Dank. 
He  married  Nov.  22,  1836.  Martha  M. 
Robison,  daughter  of  Andrew   Robison. 

George  11.  (born  in  1811 — died 
Dec.  22,  iXijG)  was  a  merchant  at  Green- 
castie,  and  Deputy  Collector.  United  £ 
Internal  Revenue,  under  President  Grant. 
He  married  March  2^.  1835.  Catherine 
Snively  (born  in  iSid — died  April  27,. 
1879),  daughter  of  Henry  and  Elizal>eth 
(Snively  )   Snively. 

3.  Mary  A.  E.,  born  in  181 1,  died 
March  0.    1835. 

(XXIX)      AGNES     CRAIG      KING 
(born     in     1788! — died     Aug.     21.     1 
daughter    of    George    and    Mar-are*.    1  Mc- 
Dowell)   King  married    March    2^.     1815. 
Thomas  Carson   (born  Aug.  6,  1701 — died 
April    17.    1857),    son    of    David   and   Jean 
(Oliver)    Carson,   a  teacher  and   afterward 
a  Justice  of  the  Peace  at  Mercersburg.    He 
was  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania 
lature,    1834-35   and    1843-44,   and   ;.    State 
Senator.    1845-47   and    1851-53.      He   was 
Speaker  of  i  be  Senate,    1851-53.     In  | 
tics  he  was  a   Whig.     Thomas   and 
Carson  hail  issue  : 

1.  Eliza  Jane  married  Richard  Bard 
I  Hard  Family]. 

Washington  Kin<  !>.>rn  July  4. 
1817)  was  a  merchant  in  Baltimore;  he 
married  Mary  C.  Johnston. 

3.  Thomas  (bom  )\\\^  20.  1S10),  a 
merchant  in  Ohio  and.  Philadelphia;  he 
married  Sarah  J.  I.eiper. 

4.  W11  mam     ( horn    Nov.    7. 

died  Oct,    1877)    married   Louisa   Ward  of 
Philadelphia. 


c/i                    BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

5.  Margaret  Emeline  (born  Jan.  Margaret  (Allison)  McLanahan.  They 
26,      1822)      married     March      17,      1847,  had  issue: 

Thomas   Johnston;   they    removed    to   Law-  1.     Allison    (horn  Aug.  <;•   1834)   was 

rence  county.  corporal  of  Company  A.   2d    I'.   V.    !..   in 

6.  David    Erskine,   liorn    March    18,  the  three  month--   service.      He  ei 

1827,  died  May  3,    1862.  the    Anderson    Troop.    Sept.    1.    1861.    and 

7.  Rosanna     Mary     (horn     Nov.    9,  was  promoted  t"  he  2d  Lieut,  of  Comp 
1828 — died   June   22.    1885)    married    Jan.  I!,  r 5th  Pa.  Cav.,  Oct.  3,  1 862.  and  resigned 
l8,    18, \().    Dr.     William    Maxwell     Wood.  Feb.  jj.   1863.     lie  lives  in  Chambcrsburg. 
surgeon,  United  States  Navy.  2.     Tench   (L1V). 

(XXX)  WILLIAM  'McDOWELL  3.  Samuel  McLanahan  (born  July 
(lxirn  in  17*72 — died  in  1S62).  son  of  (apt.  3,  1S42 — died  June  27.  1864)  was  a  gal- 
William  and  Elizabeth  (Van  Lear)  Mc-  lain  soldier  of  the  Civil  war.  He  was  in 
Dow  ell,  married  May  15,  1820,  Sarah  the  same  company  with  his  brother  Allison 
Work,  and  they  had  issue:  in   the  three  months  service,   with  the   rank 

1.  William  Edmund  (L).  of   corporal,     fie   entered    the    three    year 

2.  Sarah  Jane  married  James  II.  service  Nov.  6,  1861,  with  a  battery  re- 
McKinstry  (LI).  crnited   by   Capt.    P.    B.    Housum.    for   the 

3.  Henry  Crawford  (LII).  77th    P.    V.    1..   and   afterward   known   as 

4.  Matthew  Van  Lear  ( LI  IT).  Independent  Lattery  B.     He  was  promoted 

5.  James  Tilghman  (horn  in  [831  from  first  lieutenant  t"  be  captain.  Jan.  11. 
died  in  1864),  a  soldier  in  the  Civil  war.  1804.   and  was  in   command  of  the  battery 

6.  Elizabeth    Laura.,  horn   in    1836,  at  Kenesaw  Mountain,  La..  June  27. 
died  in   l8f>3.  where  he  was  killed. 

(XXXI)  JOHN  McLANAHAN  4.  Mary  Ann  (horn  May  15.  1849) 
M«DOWELL    (born     May  2.    1801  -died  lives  in  Chambersburg 

Sept.  20,  1882).  son  of  Nathan  and  Mary  5.     John    Van   Lear,    born    July    ji. 

(McLanahan)     McDowell,     was     a     farmer  1851,   died   Oct.    15,    1854. 

and  miller.      For  many  years  he  conducted  6.      Wilkin     Craig        '                         to. 

the  Mazara  Mills  in  Montgomery  township.  1853)  is  a  ranchman  in  Montana.     He  mar- 

which  he  owned,     lie  did  a  large  business,  ricd  Oct.   to.   1898,  Fanny  Rogers  \ 

He  removed  to  Chamliersburg  in  1858.     He  7.     Georgi    Davidson            1  No< 

was  coi'oner  of  Franklin  county.    1844-411.  1857  -died  unmarried    Nov.  8,  18 

For   many   years   he   was   a   director   of   the  a  men.Lr  of  the  Franklin  County  Par. 

Washington  County  Bank  at  Williamsport,  was  a  graduate  1  I    Lafayette 

Md.,  and   while  he  lived   in  Chambersburg  a  Republican  in  politics. 

was  a  director  of  the  Chambersburg  Bank.  (XXXII)     NATHAN     McDOWELL 

lie  was  sci/ed   with   dysentery  while   mak-  (born  Aug.  5.    1803   -die!  Oct.   _;<.■. 

ing  a  visit  to  his  mm  W.  Craig,  neat   Miles  .-on    of    Nathan    and    Mary    I 

City,    Mont.,    and    died    on    his    sou's    ranch  McDowell,    manic. ',    Emily    Gabby.      They 

a    few    days    after    his    arrival.       Mr.    Mc-  had  issue: 

Dowell   married    Oct.    j^.    1833.    Margaret  1.     Anna    Margaret 

Allison  McLanahan   (lx>rn   March  22.   1814  Lcander     McKee,     and     they 

— died   in    iKSoL   daughter  of    Samuel   and  Emilv ;   fohn  McDov 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


■.•7 


ried  W.   H.   Hidden,  engaged   in   business 

in  Cambridge,  Mass.;  and  William  L.  She 
married  (second),  Rev.  William  C.  Stitt, 
D.  D.  (born  in  i^33J.  a  Presbyterian  min- 
ister and  literary  editor  of  the  New  York 
Evangelist. 

2.  JOSEPH  GABBY  married  June  25, 
1862,  Lucretia  McCardell,  and  they  had 
issue:  Lucretia,  Emily  Gabby,  Charles 
Kendall  and  Josephine. 

3.  William  Marcus  married  Leila 
Cushwa,  and  they  had  issue:  Mary.  Max- 
well and  Anna  Virginia. 

4.  SARAH  JANE  married  Charles  E. 
Baechtel,  and  they  had  issue:  Edward  Mc- 
Dowell, Emily,  Elizabeth,  William,  Anna 
McLanahan  and  Luther. 

5.  Elizabeth   M.   married  John   W. 

Emmert,  and  they  had  issue  :  Mark,  Paul. 
John  and  Elizabeth. 

6.  Charles  married  Mary  Criswell, 
and  they  bad  issue:  Mary  K..  Florence 
Virginia  and   Emily. 

(XXXIII)  THOMAS  SKELLY  Mc- 
DOWELL  (horn  at  Franklin,  April  25, 
1803 — died  Feb.  7.  1876).  son  of  Alexan- 
der and  Sarah  (Parker)  MeDowell,  lived 
all  his  life  at  Meadville.  lie  married  Jan. 
30,  1825,  Emily  Nevins  Avers  (born  Mar. 
(),  1808 — died  June  27.  1862).  They  had 
issue : 

1.  Margaretta  Rachel  (horn  July 
11,  1827 — died  Aug.  5,  [890)  married  Aug. 
1,  1850,  E.  P>.  Cray  (born  in  Campbell 
county,  Kv.,  April  20.  [823).  They  had 
issue:  Emily  Jane,  horn  May  l8,  1851. 
married  Joseph  Fleming:  Anna  Cynthia, 
born  March  14.  [853.  married  James  1'. 
Newell;  William  Galbraith,  born  August, 
1855,  died  October.  1856:  and  Margaretta, 
horn  May  -.',.  185S,  married  (first)  Henry 
S.  Church,  and    (second)    Albert  J.    Newell. 

2.  Emily  Elizabeth,  horn  Aug.  ifi. 
1821).  died  June   18.   1847. 

v 


3.  Sarah  Parker  (l)orn  Aug.  13, 
1831 — died  June  18,  1894)  married  Aug. 
28,  1854,  Royal  Atwater  (born  in  Vermont, 
April  30.  1829 — died  in  Iowa.  July  7, 
1885).  They  had  Lsue:  Elizabeth,  Dan- 
iel W.,  Ayers  P..  Louis  C,  Laura  M.. 
Clinks  S.,   Louisa  C.  and  James   R. 

4.  Archibald  Tanner  (bom  May 
31.  1834 — died  Jan.  18.  1 89 4  j  married 
Aug..  18^0,  Mrs.  Frank  Homer,  nee  Tif- 
fany (horn  April  12,  1842 — died  April  I, 
1895).  They  had  issue:  Anna,  born  May 
27,  1803.  married  P.  C.  Anderson:  Bertha, 
born  May  4.  1866.  married  P..  L.  Wcck- 
er'y ;  and  William  T.,  born  June  1, 
1868. 

5.  Amy  Elizabeth,  born  Aug.  8. 
183'',  died  in  September,  1849. 

6.  JOSEPHIN  E  Ce(  ELIA    I  b    •".;  Jl 

1839)  married  July  19.  1862,  Phil 
Raymond  Cray.  They  had  issue:  Elisha 
Burrett,  Philander  K..  William  Ayers. 
Frederick  Charles.  Fanny  Josephine,  Alan- 
son  McDowell.  John  Lathrop,  Emily  Jane, 
McDowell.  Thomas  Tarvin  and  I  • 
McDowell. 

7.  Jam:     Hocston     (born    Auj 
1841 — died    Feb.    23.    1000)    married 

-'7-    '871,    James    W.    Spark-.      They    had 
issue:     William   Wylic.   Estcllc  McC 
Joseph,   Frank  <>\\c:i-.  Thomas  Avers  and 
Margaretta  C. 

8-     Helen  Delia  ( born  April  1       5-W 
— died    July    30,    1879)    married    Aug 
1871,  Robert  Zcbina  Newton,  and  1 
son,  Philander. 

9.  Fanny  (  Ialbr.m  rii,  I*  >rn  Ai 
1S40. 

10.  Thomas    Ski  11. v    (bom    A| 

1840)  married  July    i«).    1805.  Jennie  Day. 
The)    had    issue:      Mary    P..    Will  am    A.. 
Jennie   E..   Emily   P..  Sarah.    )..   Fanny   F_. 
Archilwld     P.    Frank    E..    Thomas    S 
Joseph  A..  Irene  N.  ami  Vincent  D. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(XXXIV)    ALEXANDER    McDOVV- 

ELL  (born  Nov.  23,  1807 — died  Dec.  8, 
1875),  son  of  Alexander  and  Sarah 
(Parker)  McDowell,  married  Nov.  3,  1842, 
Anna  Moffatt  (born  Aug.  21,  1821).  They 
had  issue : 

1.  William  Parker  (born  Aug.  27, 
1843)  married  Feb.  19.  [863,  Lydia  A.  Fry. 

2.  Sarah  Parker  (born  July  6, 
1845)  married  Sept.  29,  1864,  George  B. 
Fry,  and  had  issue:  .Amy  L.  and  George 
B. 

3.  Eleanor  Moffatt  (l>orn  March 
31,  1847)  married  June  12,  18S3,  Thomas 
Matthews,  and  they  had  one  son,  James. 

4.  Thomas  Moffatt  (horn  Dec.  25. 
1848)  married  Aug.  24,  1882,  Jennie  Jones, 
and  they  had  issue:  Harry  V.,  Alfred  15.. 
Koscoe  C,  Emma  E.  and  Anna  M. 

5.  Eliza,  born  Jan.  31,  1851,  died 
Aug.  3<   '898. 

6.  HATTIE  C.,  born  May  1,  1853.  died 
Oct.  23,  i860. 

7.  Alexander  II.  (born  Feb.  24, 
1855)  married  (first),  Oct.  21,  1881,  Ada 
T.  Lane.  They  had  issue:  Hazel  M.  and 
Grace  L.  He  married  (second).  Now  20. 
1895,  Mary  C.  Cunningham,  and  they  had 
one  son,  Kenneth  C. 

8.  Margaret  J.  (bom  April  24,  1857) 
married  Aug.   5.    1880,  Joseph    A.    W'cikal. 

g.  Robert  R.  (born  Feb.  28,  1858) 
married  Dec.  28,  1893,  Minnie  Faber,  and 
they  had  issue:     Robert  F.  and  Ruth  B. 

10.  Charles  T.  (born  March  22, 
1801)  married  March  22,  1883,  Anna  Mil- 
ler, and  they  have  issue:  Simon  \\ '..  Mary 
P.,  Gertrude.  W'ilda  S..  On  en  C,  Glenni 
S.  and  Wilkin  T. 

11.  Gi.F.NNi  ScoFiii.n  (hern  March 
31,  1864— drowned  in  lake  Geneva,  in 
August,  1002).  married  Oct.  21.  1886,  Cora 
G  Richey.  They  had  issue:  Harold  R. 
and  Laura  S. 


(XXXV)      PARKER     McDOVVELL 

(born  in    1815 — died  Aug.    16,    i860),   son 
of   Alexander   and    Sarah     (Parker)     Mc- 
Dowell,  married   May    15,     1839,    L 
Titus   (born    Feb.   jj,    1817 — died   M 
1893).     They  had  issue: 

1.  Mary  K.,  born  May  2,  1840. 

2.  Sarah  Parker  (born  Feb.  7, 
1N42J  married  Feb.  20,  1868  James  '.'.' 
Rowland  (born  April   16.   1838),  an 

had  issue:     Harry  W.  and  Frederick  J. 

3.  Alexander  (LV). 

4.  Jonathan  T.  (born  Sept.  11, 
1846)  married  June  1,  1870.  Anna  M. 
Jenvey,  and  they  had  issue:  Josephine  J., 
who  married  Dory  A.  Smith. 

5.  Parker  (born  Nov.  8.  1848)  mar- 
ried June  4,  1879,  Martha  A.  McClain, 
they  had  issue:     William  C,  Alexander  W. 
and   Sarah   Rowland. 

6.  I. avi. ma  1  born  Jan.  8,  185 
ried  Sent.    15,   1875,  John  Patters 

March    17.    1841) — died    June    7.    1S94).    a 
native  of  Mercer  county;  they  had  •  ne  - 
Orrin  J. 

t  XXXVI )     JOHN     McD  O  W  V.  L  L 
(born  in   1793 — died   Nov.    13.    1878 
of    Dr.    Andrew    and    Agnes    (McPlu 
McDowell,  was  a  physician.     lie  began  the 
practice  of  Ins   profession   at    DanvilU 
about     183;     ho    removed    to    Mercei 
where  he  practiced   f  1    nearh 
tury.     lie  married  Margaret  M 
and  they  had  issue : 

1.     William       Montgomery      t  !>->rn 
Nov.    1  1 .   1S20  1    w  is  educ  itcd  at   M. 
College,  and,  was  graduated  an  M.  D.  a:  the 
Universit)    "i   New    York,    in     1843.       He 
practiced  at    Republic,  Ohio,    and    C 
III.      In    1849  he  mar;  ;ed.  Malvin     - 
^i  New    York  State, 

A  nn  a     M  vk\     mai  ricd     \    .      2;. 
1843,  Thomas   Hurst,  and  they  had 
1  larrv,  Caroline  and    |ohn   Mel  I 


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99 


3.  Andrew  Edmund  married  Calista 
Patterson,  and  they  had  one  son,  John. 

4.  Carolina  Amanda  married  James 
Cochran,  and  they  had  issue:  Anna  Vir- 
ginia, John  McDowell  and  James  Alex- 
ander. 

5.  Virginia  Margaret  (born  Aug. 
21,  1S35)  married  Arthur  Bell,  and  they 
had  issue:  William  McDowell,  Sarah 
Margaret  and  Robert  McPherson. 

(XXXVII)  AGNES  MILLER  MC- 
DOWELL, daughter  of  Dr.  Andrew  and 
Agnes  (McPherson)  McDowell,  married 
May  27,  1823,  Otho  Williams,  son  of  Maj. 
Thomas  Williams,  of  Maryland.  They  had 
issue : 

1.  Anna  McPherson,  born  April  24. 
1824,  died  in  infancy. 

2.  Mary  Emma,  born  May  20,  1826, 
died  in   1841. 

3.  Anna  McDowell,  burn  July  i~. 
1828,  died  in  infancy. 

.).  Helen  Margaret,  bom  Dec.  2, 
J 829,  died  in  1831, 

5.  Virginia  Washington  (born  Jan. 
2,  1833)  married  Nov.  10,  1858,  Alonza 
Berry  (born  in  1830— died  Nov.  10.  1898). 
They  had  issue:  Agnes  McDowell,  born 
Feb.  4,  1S60,  married  June  3.  189T,  Fred- 
eric Crawford. 

(XXXVIII)  ROBERT  McPHER- 
SON  McDOWELL,  son  of  Dr.  Andrew 
and  Agues  (McPherson)  McDowell,  stud- 
ied law  and  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Par,  in  1821.  He  married  (first), 
Eliza  Jane  Cochran,  daughter  of  Thomas 
}'.  and  Sophia  M.  (Porter)  Cochran.  <>\ 
Perry   county.      They   had   issue: 

1.  Soi-hia  Porter  married  Allen  M. 
Thompson,  and  they  had  issue:  Thomas 
Chalmers.  Lizzie  Jane,  Henry  Martyn,  Wil- 
liam, James.  Robert  McDowell.  Anna  Mary. 

Sophia  Kate.  Grace  and  Orella. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  McDowell  were  divorced. 


He   married    (second)    Emily    N 
mer,  and  they  had  issue: 

1.  Thomas  Andrew  married  Eliza- 
beth Finley,  daughter  of  Dr.  William  A. 
and  Barbara  S.  Finley.  They  hail  issue: 
William  Finley  and  Lillie. 

2.  William   Andrew. 

3.  Mary  Agnes. 

4.  Lucius  Palmer. 

5.  John  Otho. 

6.  Luther  Bingham. 

Mr.  McDowell  married  (third)  Eliza 
Jane  (Cochran)  McDowell  (born  Oct.  18. 
180; — died  April  20.   18SO.  his  first  wife. 

\  XNXIX)       ANDREW      NATHAN 
McDOWELL    (born    in     ChamU-^burg— 
died  in  Pittsburg  in  1849),  son  of  Dr.  An- 
drew and  Agnes  (McPherson)   McD 
studied  medicine  with  his  father  ami 
practice  in  his  native  town.     He  afterward 
removed    to     Pitt-burg.       He     married 
1S26.    Jane   Denny    Porter    (died    Angiis;. 
[895),   of   Pittsburg,   and   they    I 

1.  Marian     (bom    Nov.     10.     1827 
died  May  21,,  1890)  married  Apr:!  2", 
John   Desmond  Scully    (bom  April  8.    1825 
— died    Jan.    o.    iNoSi.      They    had, 
Teanie.    Anna   O'llara.    Andrew    McD 
John,      Alice.      Marian.     Emma     Gerl 
Joseph    Edwin,   Catherine   Bailey   and   Ger- 
trude. 

2.  Jane  (born  Dec.  10.  1829 — died 
Jan,  7.  1003)  married  (first),  June 
Stephen  Collins  Foster  (bom  \pril  17. 
1826— died  Jan  13.  [864),  the  celeb 
song  writer,  an''  "Suwannee  River." 
"Old  Folksat  Home."  etc.  The)  had  issue: 
Marian,  horn  April    1  7.   1851.  in 

ter  Walsh.     Mrs.  Foster  mai 

in   1874,  Matthew    D.  Wiley,  oi  Allcg 

City. 

3.  Agnes    McPherson 
25,   1832)  married  Ma)    K 

ius  Sclins  Cummings  (bom  if.     x 


]  i  >:> 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Oct.  29,  1864),  and  had  issue:  Willie 
Happer,  James  McDowell,  Margaret  Man--, 
John  McPherson  and  Mary  Denny. 

4.  Mary  Maxwell. 

5.  Alio:. 

6.  Margaret. 

7.  Elizabeth. 

(XL)  MARY  MAXWELL  Mc- 
DOWELL  (horn  March  17,  1808— -died 
Oct.  20,  1874),  daughter  of  Thomas  and 
Mary  C.  (Davidson)  McDowell,  married 
(first),  March  7,  1838,  Dr.  William  Hum- 
phreys; he  died  leasing  110  issue.  She  mar- 
ried (second),  March  15,  1842,  Rev. 
Alexander  Kirkpatrick  Nelson  (bom  in 
County  Tyrone,  Ireland.  Oct.  i,  1/93 — 
died  Sept.  3,  1880),  son  of  William  and 
Margaretta  (Turner)  Nelson,  who  emi- 
grated to  Pennsylvania  when  their  son  was 
only  a  year  old,  and  settled  in  the  south- 
eastern part  of  York  county.  Mr.  Nelson 
was  educated  at  the  Nottingham  Academy, 
in  Maryland:  he  studied  Hebrew  and  The- 
ology under  Rev.  Dr.  Samuel  Martin.,  pas- 
tor of  Chanceford  Presbyterian  Church, 
and  was  graduated  at  Princeton  Tlieologi 
cal  Seminary  in  1834.  He  was  ordained 
by  the  Presbytery  of  Carlisle,  in  1837,  pas- 
tor of  the  Centre  and  Upper  congregations 
in  Perry  county.  His  only  subsequent 
pastorate  was  that  of  the  Rocky  Spring  and 
St.  Thomas  churches,  with  which  he  re- 
mained thirty-three  years,  1840-73.  His 
home  was  in  Cliambersburg.  Rev.  A.  K. 
and  Mary  M.   Nelson  had  i>suc: 

i.  Margaretta,  born  March  11.  1846, 
died  unmarried,  April  5.  1872. 

Thomas  McDowell   (LVI). 

(XLI)  Wild. 1AM  II  E  N  K  Y  MC- 
DOWELL (bom  Feb.  <>.  1813  died  Jan. 
3,  1900),  son  of  Thomas  anil  Mary  C. 
(Davidson)  McDowell,  was  a  farmci  in 
early    life,    hut    failing    hcah'.<    induced    him 


to  quit  farming,  and  he  removed  x~-  Cham- 
bcrsburg  in  1856.  He  was  a  Whig  and  Re- 
publican in  politics,  and  an  ardent  Union 
man  during  the  Civil  war.  When  the  Home 
Guards  were  organized  in  Chambers! 
in  1862,  to  repel  a  threatened  invasion,  he 
acted  as  secretary  to  the  provost  marshal. 
He  lost  heavily  in  the  burning  of  Cliam- 
bersburg, in  1864.  his  dwelling  house  \x- 
ing  among  the  burned  buildings.  Mr.  Mc- 
Dowell went  to  Warren  county,  in  i8<  : 
superintendent  of  an  oil  company,  but  re- 
mained only  six  months.  In  1866  he  was 
elected  prothonotary  of  Franklin  county, 
serving  one  term,  1807-01;.  Subsequently, 
1879-82,  he  was  deputy  prothonotary  for 
his  son,  John  M.  McDowell.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  Mercersburg  Presbyterian 
Church,  previous  to  his  removal  t.  >  Cliam- 
bersburg. and  afterward  of  the  Falling 
Spring  Presbyterian  Church.  Mr.  M< 
ell  married  Dec.  2j .  1837,  Jane  C.  Mc- 
Farland  (born  June  20.  1813 — died  March 
20.  1893),  daughter  oi  John  and  Eliza 
(  Parker)   McFarland.     They  had 

1.     Mary     Davidson,     bom    Dec.    10. 
1838,  died  Jan.    10.   184.). 

Eliza  Parker  (bom  Feb.  3,  i^.;; 
— died  unmarried  Aug.  23,  1892)  was  a 
teacher  in  the  public  -  f  Giambers- 

burg. 

3.  Thom  \s  Hugh,  bom  Jan,  13.  1843. 
lives  in  the  West. 

4.  Jon  n   MM"  vri.  vxn  (LYin. 

5.  Henry  C.  torn  Feb.  3,  1848,  lives 
in  the  West. 

6.  William,  bom   May  2.   iS- 
Sept.  7.  1850. 

7.  Robert,   born    May   2.    1S51 
Jan.  3.  1851. 

8.  Annie  Catherine,  born    July    t. 
1832.  i-  a  clerk  in  the  Chambersl 

oftice. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


9.  Frank  died  young. 

10.  Edward  Campbell,  born  Oct.  13, 

1855,   died   young. 

(xjjij'    nathan     Mcdowell 

(born  July  24,  r8o2 — died  Nov.  g,  1843), 

son  of  Nathan  and  Jean  (Irwin)  McDowell, 
removed  to  Blair's  (iap.  Huntingdon  county, 
and  latter  to  Western  Pennsylvania.  He 
married  Nov.  2,  1S32.  Sarah  E.  Marshall 
(born  at  Huntingdon,  Oct.  20.  1802 — died 
June  24,  1867).    They  had  issue: 

1.  Anna  Maria  Blodget  (horn 
March  10.  1:83.5 — died  Aug.  11.  1889)  mar- 
ried Oct.  26,  1856,  James  H.  Stokes,  of 
Allegheny  City.  They  had  issue:  Harry 
Marshall,  Charles  Ernst,  Anna  Marian. 
John  Wiluu-r  and  Florence  Elizabeth. 

2,  Nathan  MARSHALL  (horn  Aug. 
l8,.  1,837)  married  March  2.0,  i860,  Eliza 
J.  Martin.  They  had  issue:  Kennedy 
M.oorhead.  EJiza  Martin.  Edward  Nathan. 
Frank  Mar-hall.  William  Reamer  and  Clara 
Mary. 

3.  Joseph  Henry.,  horn  Aug.  30. 
1:839,  died  in  February,  1840. 

4,  Mu.i.xok  Robert  (born  Aug.  12. 
1:84.1)  married  March  10,  1873,  Letitia 
Woodruff.  They  had  issue:  Millnor  Ray- 
mond and  Nathan  Marshall. 

(XL! !  1 )  ALEXANDER  E  R  W  1  N 
McDOWELL  (born  Feb:  2.  1808— died 
March  8,  189]  1.  sou  of  William  Smith  and 
Mary  (Erwin)  McDowell,  was  a  fanner  in 
Peters  township,      lie  was  well  known  and 

much. esteemed,    lie  married  May  14,  1834, 

Margaret  Hard  (horn  July  31,  1800— died 
Sept.  28,  183O.  daughter  of  Archibald  and 
Elizabeth  (Bcatty)  Bard.  They  had  issue: 
1 .  M  \uv  Jam-:  i  born  in  [835  died 
Dec.  6,  1856)  married  Feb,  6,  1856,  Wil- 
liam A.  McKinnie  (horn  Feb.  2.  1831),  son 
of  Robert  and  Eliza  (Waddell)  McKinnie. 
They  had  one  son,  \le\ander,  who  died  in 
infancy. 


2.  Archibald  Bard   (born    Oct.    20. 

1837 — died    Nov.    12,    1884;.     a     practical 
farmer  and  worthy  citi/.en  of  Peters  tov  n- 
ship.    married    April    28,    1859,    Marg 
McKinnie,   daughter  of   Robert   and 
(Waddell)    McKinnie.      They     had 
Alexander  Bard.  Robert  Creigh,  Annabella 
and  Mary  Jane. 

3.  Elizabeth     married     Samuel     H. 
Johnston  [Johnston  Family]. 

4.  William    married    Eliza  bet  1 
rah. 

(XLIV)      WILLIAM     ERWIN"     Mc- 
DOWELL    (horn    in    August,    1824— died 
at  Bloomfield,  Neb..  July  4.  1892),  & 
William    Smith    and    Mary    (  Erwin )    Mc- 
Dowell, was  a  farmer  near  St.  Thorn  .  - 
a  ruling  elder  of  the   St.   Thomas    Pi 
terian  church.     lie  set  ved  in  the  Civil  war, 
being  commissioned  captain  of  Company  I. 
158th    P.    V.    I..    Nov.    4.    1862.    and    was 
mustered   out   Aug.    12.    1863.      He   was   a 
member  of  the  G.  A.  R.     Capt.  McDowell 
removed   to   Nebraska   in    1883, 
Hitchcock    county.      He     married     Rebecca 
Jane   Gillan    (born     Aug.     22.     1826 — died 
Sept.    4,    1877),    daughter    of    James    and 
Margaret     (Read)     Gillan.    and    the- 
issue : 

1.     William  Smith.  l>orn  in  (' 
1850.  lives  in  Nebraska. 

Margaret    Jam-     (born     Dec     o. 
183S — died  March  19,  1904)  man  cd  Dec 
1,  1880.  John  Johnston  Bradley  (born  Dec. 
9,    1838),    son    i<i   Samuel   and     Mary     11. 
(Johnston)     Bradley.       They     had 
William    McDowell,    John    Samuel. 
Johnston,    Mary    Rebecca.    Holmes    E 
Ernst   Van   Fosscn  am!   Kei 

3.     Mary  Holmes  (born  in  1S54 
lied  John  Samuel  ration,  son  «•;'  Jail  .  - 
Mary  (McCoy)  Patton.  and  they  had 
James    McDowell,   John    McCoy,    \\ 
Washington  Frvinr  and  Mary  R- 


102  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COL'NTV. 

4.  Sarah    Elizabeth  married  David  2.     William    Fixdlay,  chief  en:.' 

II.  Rani  I  Lard  Family].  of  the  Inter-Colonial  Railroad.     He  married 

5.  Annabelle  died  in  infancy.  Gertrude  Wyeth,  daughter  of  John 

0.  James  Gillan  died  in  infancy.  and  they  had  issue:     Francis   Rawi 
7.     Alexander    Erwin    lives    in    Nc-  Findlay,    Nellie    Findlay,    Mary    I» 

braska.  Gertrude  Wyeth  and  Elizabeth  Brown. 

(XLV)    ELIZABETH    IRWIN    (born  3.     Casper   married   Mary    Irwin   Van 

July     18,     1810 — died     Aug.     15.     1850),  Lear  (born  in  '1826 — died  in  i860), 

daughter  of  Archibald  and  Mary  (Ramsey)  ter  of  William  and   Susan   f(ir:::;.n.      Van 

Irwin,  married  Aug.    1  _\    1831,  John   Sf> >tt  Lear.      They  had   issue:     Mary   Van   Lear. 

Harrison  (born  Oct.  4,  [804 — died  May  26,  who  married   Rohert   Bradden  Wright. 
1S78),   son  of  Gen.   William   II.   and   Anna  4.     James     Fixdlay     (boi        '  pi  I     iS. 

(Symmes)   Harrison.     He  was  a  represen-  1836 — died    Jan.    20,    1874)     was     a     well 

tative    in    Congress    from     Ohio,     1S53-57.  known    journalist.       lie    mar: 

Tliey  had  issue:  Black,  daughter  of  Jeremiah   S.   and   Mary 

1.  Bknjamin   (LVIII).  (Forward)    Black. 

2.  Archibald   Irwin,  horn    June    o.  5.     Nancy     Fixdlay    ;  Henry 
1832,  died  in  Deccmher,   1870.  Chapman,   State   Senator,   met 

3.  Mary    Jane,    horn    July    5,    1836  gress,   and    President    I 

died  Sept.  14,  1867.  County    Courts;    they    had    issue: 

4.  Carter    Bassett,    born   Sept.   26,  and  Francis. 

1840,  died  at  Murfreesboro,  Tenn.  6.     Elizabeth  married  Charles  Br 

5.  Anna     Symmes     (horn     Now     4.  member  of  Congress  an  !   <     '•    •   -  ,.;  the 
1842)  married  Samuel  V.  Morris.  Fort    of     Philadelphia.       They 

(>.     John    Scott,  horn   Nov.    16,    1S44,  Charles    Francis    Shunk,    Will 

lives  at  Kansas  City.  Alexander   Miller.    Elizabeth    Shunk,    Anne, 

(XLVI)    JANE    FINDLAY    (died    in  Jane  Findlay  and  Lillie: 
1878),  daughter  of  William    and     Nancy  (XLVII)    WILLIAM    SMITH    (horn 

(Irwin)    Findlay,    married    Francis    Rawn  Dec.   26,    1700-  died   Oct.    15. 

Shunk    (horn  Aug.   7.    1778— died   Jul}'  30.  o\    Robert    and    Rli   abeth     (It 

1848),  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Rawn)  was   a   corporal    in    Capt.    The 

Shunk.     John    Shunk   emigrated    from   the  Company    for  the  defence 

Palatinate,  of  which  his  wife's  parents,  Cas-  1814.     lie  married  Nov.  4.   iS:S.   M 

per  and   Barbara   Rawn   were  also  natives.  Johnston    (born    in    1770— <li< 

Francis  R.  Shunk  filled  a  number  of  cleri-  1840),  daughtei  of  Mai.  J< 

cal  positions  in  the  public  offices  at   Harris-  (Smith)    fohnston.     The\   had   issm 


public 

(ffices 

at   Harris- 

el.nv    1 

jf    the 

Common- 

e  was 

elected 

( i"\  erm  >r 

burg,   and    was   Secretary   of   the   Common-  1.      ELIZABETH    Ir\VIX     (  Sept. 

wealth,  1839-42.     He  was  elected  Governor  1820     <.l\A   Nov.    21,    1899)    1 

of    Pennsylvania   in    1N44,   and   reelected   in  24,    1844,    John    S.    Craw  lor 

1847.     Admonished   by   a   copious   hemor-  William    Crawford,    of  Get)  rhey 

rhagc  he  resigned  July  9,    1848.      Francis  had   i-sne:     William     II..     Roh 

R.  and  Jane  Shunk  had  issue:  George  Douglas  and  Mary  J< 

1.     Francis  J.    (died   Dec,    13.   1807L  j.     William  J,  (di< 

was   a    major   in    the    United    Stales    Army.  1S75)  married  Rebecca  M.  \\ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


of  Samuel  Johnston  Work.  Tliey  had  issue : 
William  Work,  Samuel  Johnston,  Mary  Re- 
becca and  Anna  Elizabeth. 

3.  John  Johnston,  born  in  1823, 
died  in  August,  1827. 

4.  Mary  Parker,  born  in  September, 
1825,  died  Dec.  10,  1830. 

5.  Annabella  married  Samuel  II. 
Giesy.  a  minister  of  the  Reformed  Church. 
They  had  issue:     Harry,  Ann  and  Mary  E. 

6.  Robert,  born  March,  1828,  died 
Aug.  24.  1828. 

7.  Jane  died  in  Gettysburg. 

8.  Sarah  Rebecca,  born  in  December, 
1837,  died  May  5,  1841. 

9.  James  FlNDLAY,  born  June  30. 
1844,  died  July  13,   1844. 

(XLVlil)'jOHN  FlNDLAY  (born  in 
August,  179S — died  Oct.  14,  1832),  son  of 
Col.  John  and  Nancy  (Brownson)  Findlay, 
was  Register  and  Recorder  and  Clerk  of 
the  Courts,  1824-30.  He  married  Nov.  29, 
1824,  Sarah  Smith  (born  Oct.  10,  1S03 — 
died  Dec.  9,  1856).  daughter  of  Robert  and 
Elizabeth  (Irwin)  Smith.  Mrs.  Findlay 
was  postmaster  at  Mcrcersburg,  1849-53. 
They  had  issue: 

1.  A  son,  born  April  8,  1827,  died 
in  infancy. 

2.  John,  born  June  26,  1828,  died  Dec. 
29,  1832. 

3.  Robert  Smith  (bom  March  2S, 
1832 — died  at  Osceola,  Iowa,  Aug.  3.  1900) 
served  in  Company  C,  126th  P.  V.  I.  lie 
went  West  in  1868,  and  was  a  merchant  and 
Clerk  of  the  District  Court.  lie  married 
Sept.  ].),  1876,  Emma  1.  Lash,  daughter 
of  James  Fash,  of  Mt.  Pleasant,  Iowa; 
they  had  issue :  John  Torrence.  William 
Perry,  Robert  Smith,  lames  Fash,  Eliza- 
beth Rice,  Emma  Fash,  Anna  Mary  and 
Grace  Rice, 

4.  Elizabeth  (bin  Dec.  S,  1823) 
married  Dec.  21,  1852,  Perry  A.  Rice  (horn 


in    1822 — died   in    Libby    Prison,    Feb.    j;^. 
i8t">3),  a  native  of  Frederick.  Md.     H< 
graduated  at  Marshall  College  in  1846.  anil 
continued   to  reside  in   Mcrcersburg. 
he  was  editor  of  the  Journal  and  a  Ju-ticc 
of  the  Peace.     He  was  taken  prisoner  during 
the   Confederate   raid    in    1862.      Mrs.    R:^e 
was    postmaster   at    Mercer-burg.    186; 
They    had    issue :      John    Findlay.    '1  I 
Williard,  Sara  Findlay.  Robert  Smith 
lay  and  William  Perry. 

(XLIX)    JAMES    IRWIN    BROWN- 
SOX    (born  March   14.    1N171.  sot 
and  Sarah   (Smith)   Brownson,  received  his 
preparatory  training  under  the    Rev. 
ert    Kennedy,    pastor   of   the   Lower   I 
cochcague   Presbyterian   Church,    and    was 
graduated   at    Washington   College.    Wash- 
ington. Pa.,  in  1S36.     After  leaving  c 
he  spent  a  year  as  a  teacher  of  lanj 
and  mathematics  in  the  Bucks  County  Acad- 
emy at  Newtown,  and  then  entered  the  West- 
ern    Theological     Seminary     at     Allej 
City.      He   was   licensed   to   preach   by   the 
Presbytery  of  Carlisle  in  1S40.     In  his 
ministry  of  more  than  three  score  years 
has  had  only  two  chai 
Mount  Pleasant,   1841-4';,  and  Washi 
Pa.,  after  1849.     During  vacancies  h< 
as  president  of  Washington  Coll 
53,  and  ^i  Washington  and  Jefferson  Col- 
lege, [86  1  7<  1 

Dr.   Brownson  married    1  lirsO    May    14. 
1843,    Sarah    Ellen    Maclay.     daughtei 
John    and    Hannah     (Reynolds)     M 
they  had  issue  : 

1.  John   Maci.ay  married.   M 

r.ul,    and    had    issue:      Merle    Conrad    and 
James   Maclay. 

2.  Fl.UOlT  C.  died  v\  ithout 

3.  Sarah    Smii  11    mai  1  icd    1  l< 

Whitehill.  and  they  had  issue:     James 
Margaret. 

4.  El  ll'N    M  AC!    VY. 


104  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

5.     Mary  R.  died  unmarried.  4.     Margaret  died  young. 

Dr.  Brownson  married  (second),  Jan.  9,  5.     Thomas     (Ixirn    in    1861 — died    in 

1855,    Eleanor   McCulIougli    Acheson,    and  1883)  married  in  1882,  Miriam  Bailey,  and 

lliey  had  issue:  had  Bethania,  born  in  1S84. 

j.     James  Irwin,  a  lawyer.  6.     Charlotte,  lx>rn  in   1863.  died  in 

2.  Marcus  A.    (torn  June  24,   1859)  1882. 

was  graduated  at  Washington  and  Jefferson  7.     James  T.,  born  in  1866. 

College  in  J 873,  and  the  Western  Theologi-  8.      Ella  May,  born  in  1868. 

cal  Seminary  in   1881.     He  is  a  prominent  (LII)     HENRY     CRAWFORD    Mc- 

minister  of  the   Presbyterian  Church.     lie  DOWKLL  (born  in  1827 — died  in 

married  Julia  J.   Bush,  and  they  had  a  son.  son    of    William    and    Sarah    I  Work)    Mc- 

George  Bush,  who  died  young.  Lowell,   married    in    1856,   Eleanor   Glead. 

3.  Robert  M.  They  had  issue: 

4.  Alexander  Acheson.  1.     William   11.   (bom  in   i860)  mar- 

5.  Mary  W.  ricil     in     1885,    Jaidee     Martin,     and     had 

6.  Margaret  McK.  married  Prof.  Ed-  issue:     Alma  B.  and  Florence. 

win    Linton,   of  Washington   and   Jefferson  2.     Gkorge  A.  (born  in  1863)  married 

College.      They    had     issue:       Edwin     and  in    1885,    Mary    Stevens,    and    had    issue: 

Eleanor,  Brownson.  Henry,  George,  Frank,  Joseph  and  Ada. 

7.  Lauretta  Morgan.  3.     Laura  died  young. 

(L)     WILLIAM    EDMUND    Mc-  4.     Carrie  May  (born  in  1869)  mar- 

DOWEI.L  (born  in   1821 — died  in   1885),  vied  in  1889,  G.  W.  Regur.  and  thej   have 

son    of    William    and    Sarah    (Work)     Mc-  issue:       Halbert  C.  and  George. 
Dowell,  married  Dec.   I,   1847,  Mary  Eliza-  5.     Thomas  died  young. 

belli    Davidson    (horn    in     1821  —  died    in  6.     Charles  died  in  1897. 

1892).     They  had  issue:  7.     Mary  G.,  born  in   1882, 

1.  Sarah  Work  (born  Oct.  14,  1848)  (LIII)  MATTHEW  VAN  LEAR 
married  Aaron  Sheeley.  McDOWELL     (born     in     1S29 — died,     in 

2.  John  Maxwell  (born  May  27.  1883),  son  of  William  and  Sarah  (Work) 
1850)  married  in  1876,  Elizabeth  Irwin.  McDowell,  married  in  1855.  Margaret  Hall. 
They  had  issue:     Myrtle  M..  Pearl,  William  They  had  issue: 

Edmund  and  Rachel.  i.     Mary   Van    Lear,   born    \pril    13, 

(LI)    SARAH    JANE    McDOWELL  1856. 
(born    in     1S25)    married    March    3,    [853,  2.      Jane  Ham.  bun  in   1858. 

James    Huston    McKinstry,    and    they    had  3.      William    C.    (born    in    1S61)    in.ar- 

issue.  ricd    in    1807.    Nellie    McClain,    and    have 

1.  Sarah  died  in  infancy.  issue:     Harley  Van  Lear  and  Rol 

2.  William  Van  Lear  (lx>rn  in  4.  James  P.,  born  in  1863,  died  in 
1856)  married  in  1X71).  Minnie  Bryant,  and  18S7. 

had  Helen  B„  born  1887.  5.     John   D.    (born  in    iSGG)   mai 

3.  Elizabeth  Laura  (born  in  1858)  in  1894,01a  H  thigh,  and  have  issue:  Mar- 
married  in    1870.  George  A.   Warden,  and  garet  J.  and  Don  II. 

they     had     issue:      Charlotte     ].,     bom     in  6.      RoiiERT  B.,  Ixirn  in    1808 

1890.  7      Laura  A.,  Uirn  in  1871. 


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(IJV)  TENCH  McDOWELL  (born 
Dec.  17,  1836),  son  of  John  M.  and  Mar- 
garet (McLanahan)  McDowell,  was  edu- 
cated at  Chambersburg  Academy,  and  was 
graduated  at  Duff's  Business  College  in 
Pittsburg,  in  1857.  He  came  to  Chambers- 
burg as  a  young  man,  where  he  has  since 
lived.  For  many  years  he  was  a  director  of 
the  Chambersburg  Gas  Company.  He  was 
deputy  postmaster  under  Postmaster  D.  O. 
Gehr,  1877-84.  He  married  June  22,  1 865, 
Eliza  Gehr  (born  Aug.  9,  1835),  daughter 
of  Daniel  O.  and  Harriet  (Bcrryhill)  Gehr. 
They  had  issue  : 

1.  Wilkin  Brewer  (born  May  27, 
1866)  was  one  of  the  honor  graduates  of 
Lafayette  College,  class  of  iSSS.  He  was 
admitted  to  the  Franklin  County  Bar,  Feb. 
26,  1890,  Init  afterward  went  West  and 
lives  in  Montana,  on  account  of  ill  health. 

2.  Percy,  born  Nov.  25,  1869,  died 
Jan.  31,  1882. 

(LV)  ALEXANDER  McDOWELL 
(born  March  4,  1845).  son  of  Parker  and 
Lavinia  (Titus)  McDowell,  lives  at  Sharon, 
Mercer  county.  He  was  a  representative 
in  the  Lllld  Congress,  being  elected  at- 
large  from  Pennsylvania,  and  he  is  now 
clerk  of  the  National  House  of  Representa- 
tives. He  married.  Sept.  17,  1867,  Clara 
Bleakley  (horn  April  6.  1817).  They  have- 
issue  : 

1.  James  Parker,  born  Feb.  to.  [869. 

2.  LlZ7.IE  (Kirn  Nov.  15,  1872)  mar- 
ried Sept.  25,  1805,  Edward  Bucholtz. 

3.  Willis  (bom  Feb,  o.  1S75L  mar- 
ried June  14.  1899,  Grace  A.  Dellemater 
(liorn  April  6,  1847),  'nu'  they  have  issue: 
Percival  Eaton,  bom  April  to,  1000. 

4.  Mary  B.,  bom  Aug.  22,  1870. 

5.  Clara,  born  Jan.  3,  [880. 

6.  Harry  P..  bom  April  19,  iSN_\ 
(LVI)      THOMAS     Mo  DOW  E  L  I. 

NELSON    (born  June   12,    1849),   son  of 


Rev.  Alexander  K.  and  Mary  (McD 
Nelson,  was  educated  in  the  public  schools 
of  St.   Thomas  and   Chambersburg,   in   the 
Chambersburg   Academy   and   at   Lafayette 
College.     He  engaged   in  civil  engini 
with    Walling  &   Gray,   of   Boston,   on    the 
Mont  Alto,  Cumberland  Valley,  Pennsylva- 
nia and  New  York  Central  railroad-. 
July,    1870,  until  the  spring  of   1875.      He 
was    elected    Justice   of    the    Peace    1  :'    I 
Fourth  ward,  Chambersburg,  that  war.  and 
appointed  Clerk  of  the  County  Commis 
ers  Jan.   18.   1870.     He  was  engaged  in  the 
lumber  business  in  Chambersburg  with  J.  W. 
Craig  from   J879  to   1887,  and  beca:. 
sociated    with    A.    Buchanan    in    the    I 
business    in    1883.      He    was    pn 
the      Pittsburg      Bridge     Company 
1896    to     1900.  'and    lived     in     Pitl 
during     that     time.       In     1901     the     firm 
of   Nelson     &     Buchanan     was     changed 
to  Nelson  &  Buchanan  Company  by  taking 
into  the  partnership  Ed.  A.  Merydith  and 
Alex.    1!.    Nelson,   both   of   Pittsburg.      He 
is    also   interested    in    and    president 
Chambersburg  Trust  Company,  the  Cham- 
bersburg Shoo  Manufacturing  Company,  and 
the  Chambersburg  Hosiery  Company.     Mr. 
Nelson   married  at  Ghent.   N.  Y..   D< 
1871,   Esther  Anne  Hollinger   (born   April 
1.   1851).  daughter  of  Jacob  S.  and   S 
(Diehl)   1  li  illinger.    They  had 

1.     Margaret  McDowell  (boi 
21,  1873)  married.  March  27.  1805.  < 
C.   lewis   (bom  at   Watertown,  Wis.,   Tunc 
27,    1871),    son   of   George   Burnhan 
Sarah  (Ingalsbc)  Lewis :  they  hav< 
Thomas  McD<  well  N< 
1896.    Mrs.  Lewis  was  graduated  at  V 
College. 

Alexander    Howard    (bom    Nov. 
10.   1N7.;  *  was  graduated  at  Princeton  Uni- 
versity in  1805.  and  as  C.  F.  at  the  "• 
Institute   of    Technology,    1897.      He   mar- 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN*   COUNTY. 


ried,  Jan.  25,  1902,  Eliza  Bartles  McCand- 
less  (born  at  Pittsburg  April  21,  1874). 
They  have  issue:  Margaret  McCandless, 
born  Jan.  8,  1903. 

3.  Sallie  Jeannette  (born  March 
18,  1876)  was  graduated  at  Wilson  Col- 
lege in  J  895.  She  married,  June  30,  1004, 
iRp.v.  Merle  II.  Anderson,  a  Presbyterian 
minister,  who  graduated  from  Washington 
•and  Jefferson  College  in  1893. 

4.  Tom  McDowell  (born  March  29. 
1879)    was   graduated    at    Washington   ami 

Jefferson  College  in  1900,  and  was  admitted 
to  .the  Franklin  County  Tar  in  1902.  He 
married,  Oct.  14.  1902.  Louise  Prather, 
daughter  of  Samuel  II.  and  Laura  C. 
(Brewer)  Prather.  They  have  issue :  Anne 
Louise,  horn  July  26,   1903. 

5.  Anne  (born  Jan.  20,  1883)  was 
graduated  at  Wilson  College  in  1903. 

6.  Robert  B.,  horn  June  f>.  1884. 
(LV11)    JOHN    McFARLAND    Mc- 

7DOWFLL  thorn  Aug.  1,  1843),  son  of 
'William  11.  and  Jane  C.  (McFarland)  Mc- 
Dowell, was  educated  at  the  Chambersburg 
Academy,  the  Elder's  Ridge  Academy,  and 
Washington  and  Jefferson  College.  lie 
began  his  business  life  as  a  clerk  in  Shry- 
ock's  book  store  in  Chambersburg,  1863  64 
He  afterward  taught  a  classical  school, 
a8C>7  68,  and  studied  law  with  Kennedy  & 
Stewart,  being  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Bar,  April  12,  [869.  lie  practiced 
his  profession  in  Chambersburg  until  1S79, 
when  he  was  elected  prcthonotary  of  Frank- 
lin county.  lie  was  a  candidate  For  re- 
(dcclion  in  1881.  hut  was  defeated.  The 
iconnly  was  very  close,  the  Republican  ma- 
jority being  only  100.  lie  ran  ahead  of  his 
ticket  in  every  district  except  Fayetteville, 
'(.ii'.ilfonl  and  Metal.  Fayetteville  lieing  re- 
sponsible for  his  defeat.  He  was  secretary 
and  treasurer  ot  the  Taylor  Manufacturing 
Company,  1 SS  •  93,     He  afterward  resumed 


the  practice  of  hi-  profession  in  Cham?>er-- 
burg  until  1903,  when  he  accepted  the 
position  of  United  States  Commiss 
at  Nome.  Alaska,  where  he  now  i-.  He 
is  a  memher  of  the  Royal  Arcanum  and 
the  Heptasophs.  He  has  been  connected 
with  Falling  Spring  Presbyterian  Church 
since  1876,  and  has  been  a  trustee  since 
1882.  In  politics  he  is  a  Republican.  Mr. 
McDowell  married.  Jan.  15.  [88  »,  C 
Clendenin  (horn  June  t,o.  1849),  daughter 
of  Judge  John  Clendenin.  •'  H  gestown; 
they  have  issue : 

1.     Jam;,  horn  June  27 

John   Clendenin,   born    May    2^, 
1883. 

3.     Milton  G..  born  Jan.  o.  1887. 

(LVIII)     BENJAMIN     HARRISON 
(horn    Aug.    20.     1833 — died    March     13, 
1901),    son    of   John    S    >tl 
(Irwin)  Harrison,  was  gra  Miami 

University,  Ohio,  in  1852.     He  - 
m    Cincinnati,    and    began    the    ; 
Indianapolis.    Ind.,    in    1854.       Ii 
was  chosen  reporter  of  the  Su] 
of  Indiana.     He  entered  the  Union   service 
in  1862.  as  a  second  lie  itenant 
Later  he  organized  a  company  for  1 
Ind.   V.   I.,  of  which  lie   v 
colonel,     lie   served  through   the   war,   re- 
ceiving the   brevet   rank  o\    Brigadier-Gen- 
eral of  Volunteers,  Jan.   23.    1$ 
his    return    to    Indianapolis   he    1 
duties  as   reporter  of  the  Supreme   ' 
to   which   office   he  had   been    n 
1864,     At  the  expiration  ^\  his  S< 
he   declined   a   renomination.      He   v. 
fcaled  f. if  Governor  '"i  Indian  .  ■ 

was  chosen  United  State-  St 

I  le  was  elected   President    of    1 

States    in    iSSS:   la-    was   again    • 

in    1802.  hut  was  defeated  b 

land,    whom   he   had    heater,    in    1888.      His 

campaign  biography,  in    18S8.    was  written 


BIOGRAPHICAL  ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN   COUNTY. 

by  Gen.  Lew.  Wallace,  the  author  of  "Ben  u,     1782,  to    be    £66    17s.    2d.,    and    the 

I  lur."     After  his  retirement  from  the  pres-  accrued  interest  £4  2d.     He  participated  in 

idential   office,   he  resumed  the  practice  of  the  battles  of  Brandywine  and  Germ., 

his  profession,  in  which  he  continued  until  In  the  former  action  he  received  the  personal 

his     death.       General     Harrison     married  thanks  of  General  Washington  on  the  field 

(first)    Oct.    i'o,     j 8 ^ 3 ,    Caroline    Lavinia  for    saving    his    gun    from    capture,    after 

Scott   (born  at  Oxford,  Ohio,  Oct.   1,  1832  emptying  its  contents  into  the  approaching 

—  died   Oct.   25,    1892),   daughter  of   Prof,  enemy.      After    the    Revolution    he 

John  W.  Scott,  of  Miami  University.     She  near  Middle  Spring,  in  the  Cumberland  Val- 

was    graduated    at    Oxford    Seminary    in  ley.     Later  he  lived  at   Bellefonte,  but  re- 

1852.     They  had  issue:  turned   to  his  old   home  at   Middle  Spring 

1.  RuSSELL  was  graduated  at  Lafay-  in  his  declining  years.  Nicholas  Selheimer 
ette  in  1877,  as  a  mining- engineer;  he  is  now  (born  in  1749 — died  in  1822)  married  at 
a  resident  of  Montana,  where  he  has  a  Rotterdam,  Holland,  in  1773.  before  cm- 
cattle  ranch,  barking.  Elizabeth  Powell   (born  in   . -. 

2.  Mary  married,  Robed  J.  McKee,  a  died  in  1849) >  u'ho  was  of  a  Dutch  family 
merchant  of  Indianapolis.  of  English  extraction:  they  had  issue: 

i.     William  I  II  >. 

SELHEIMER    FAMILY.       The    Sel-  2.     Coxrad    went    to   Western    Penn- 

heimcr  family  of  Mifflin  and  the  Seilhamer  sylvania. 

family  of  Franklin  county  are  both  descend-  3.     George  (III). 

ed  from  Nicholas  Selheimer  or  Sailhamcr,  a  4.     John    (died  unmarried.    Sept.     10, 

native  of  Wurtemberg,  Germany,  who  emi-  1813),    was    a    saddler    at    Bellefonte.      Me 

grated    t<»    Pennsylvania,    from    Rotterdam,  enlisted  in  Capt.  George  Record's  Company 

011   the  ship   "Charming   Molly."   landing  at  May    ;.    1813,    and    served   on    the    N 

Philadelphia  Oct.  22,  1773.     The  name,  the  frontier.     A  call  for  volunteers  to  serve  on 

exact   spelling  of  which  can  not  he  deter-  Commodore  Perry's  flagship,  the  "Ni 

mined,  means  a  man  of  many  castles.     In  the  was   made,   only    unmarried   men   being   ac- 

records  of  the  Pension  Office  at  Washington  cepted.     Of  these  Selheimer  was  one.     He 

it  is  given  as  Saleheimer  and  Salehammer.  was  killed  in  the  action  that  ensued.     The 

His  descendants  in  Mifflin  county  write  and  story  of  his  death,  as  related  by  Gov.  An- 

pronounce  it   Selheimer,  while  many  of  the  drew   G.  Curtin,  who  was  horn  in  th< 

Franklin   county    Seilhamers   pronounce   it  next   to  that    in   which   Selheimer  lived   in 

Salehammer.     He  emigrated  to  avoid  serv-  Bellefonte,  was  that  he  was  struck  by  a  spent 

ice  in  the  German  army,  hut,  espousing  the  shell  that  completely  disemboweled  him  and 

cause  of  the  American  Colonies,  he  enlisted  fell   at    his    feet.      He  Stooped,   picked    it   up, 

in  Capt.  Bartholomew  von  Heer's  Company,  and  threw  it  into  the  lake  before  it  had  time 

in  the  Pennsylvania  State  Regiment  <>i  Ar-  to  explode.     He  then  fell  to  the 

tillerv,   as  a  matross.  in    1777,  and  served  For  this  gallant  action  the  State  of  Pennsyl- 

with     the    battery    three     vcars     and      six  vania  awarded  a  medal  made  i         -         ;■ >r, 

months,    under    Capt.  von  Heer  and    Capt.  the  inscription  on  which  is  as  follows : 

Robert    Coltman.       The    Comptroller-Gen-  John  Sylhamer  in    testimony    of    his 

eral    of    Pennsylvania    found    tin-    amount  rioiism  and  bravery  in  the  naval  action  on 

due    him    on    depreciated    certificates,   April  like  Erie,  Sept.    10.    1813," 


juS  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

5.  Jacob  (died  unmarried)  served  in  a  fanner  in  Southampton  township.  He 
Capt.  George  Record's  Company,    1813-14.  married    .Margaret    Newman,     daughter    of 

6.  Susan   (died  Feb.  27,   1835)   mar-  Peter  Newman,  of  Elizabcthtown,  La 
ried  John  Rook.  ter  county;  they  had  issue: 

(II)  WILLIAM  SELHEIMER  (born  1.  Peter  (born  July  14.  1806— died 
April,  1776,  died  Sept.  9,  1826),  son  of  Aug.  10,  1888)  married  .Martha  i :  z; 
Nicholas  and  Elizabeth  (Powell)  Selheimer,  they  had  issue:  Margaret.  George  \Y\, 
was  a  paper  manufacturer.  Ue  built  a  pap-  Jacob,  Catharine,  Nancy,  Elizabeth,  Martha 
■or  mill  in  Chester  county  that  he  conducted  and  Emma. 

until     i8j(),     when     he     removed     to      the  2.     John  (V). 

Juniata  Valley,  buying  a  large  tract  of  land  3.      Elizabeth    died   unmarried. 

in   what   is   now    Juniata   county,  on   which  4.     Jacob     married     Lyclia     II 

he  built  a  paper  mill  that  he  managed  until  they    had    issue:    Joshua,    Elizabeth,    Ruth, 

his   death..     .Mr.   Selheimer   married   Eliza-  John  F.,  Jacob,  Ellen,  Lincoln,  Jesse,  Emma, 

belli    Uoultry,    of    Hagerstown,    Md.;    they  and  Lydia. 

had  issue:  5.      William      (died     at     Indi; 

1.  ABSALOM  B.   (IV).  Inch),     married      May      15.      1834.     Julian 

2.  William.  Carachner,  and  had  issue. 

3.  James  went  to  the   West  in    1831;  6.     Lydia  married  Oct.   19.  1850,  Dan- 
lie  married    in    Wisconsin    and    had    two  iel  Trexler ;  they  had  one  son  Thomas. 
daughters:    Margaret    Perry   and   Isabel.  7.     Margaret  married  April  2?.   1S4S. 

4.  Jonx  married  and  had  three  sons:  Lemuel  Kennedy,  and  had  issue. 
Absalom,  George  and  James:  8.     George   (born  Feb.   15,   1824 — died 

5.  Patterson  died  in  the  West.  March  28.  1904),  was  a  soldier  in  the  war 

6.  Elizabeth   (died  in  1873)  married  for  the  Union.     He  married  July  10, 
Dec,   1822,  Thomas  Kerr    (died  in   1854'),  Catharine  Rodes    (born   March   21. 

and  had  issue:  George,  Elizabeth  II.   (mar-  died  April  6,   1903),  daugl  ter  of  Benjam 

ried   Joseph   Mount),   James   D.,   Jean   A.,  Rodes;  they  had  issue:  Benjamin,  Annie  E., 

Nancy,  Sarah  M.  (married  Peter  Hiestand),  William  N.,  Charlotte.  Margaret  C 

Mary    C.    (married    T.    1 ..    Johnson),    and  )..  Ida  M.,  George  R..  and  Lydia  Jane. 
Martha   K. (married    Rev.   T.    W.   Martin).  9.     Marv  married  Jan.   1.  1850, 

7.  Catharine  married  William  Kirk,  Cope,  and  had  issue:    Margaret. 

and  had   a    daughter,   Belle,  who    married  10.     David     married     ( first')     Rebecca 

Robert  11.  McClintick.  Hoffman,  and  bad  issue:  John, 

8.  Mary    married    William    Robinson.  Margaret:  be  married    (second)    and  had  a 

9.  Sarah    married    John     Mckennan.  daughter    Elizabeth. 

10.  Jam:    (born   July    l8,    1S14     -died  11       Susan      married     Michael     Trcx- 
in   189S)    married   in     1830,    and    bad    six  lei,  a  soldier  ^i  the  Mexican  War.  and  h: 
daughters:     Mrs.  T.  \\.  Morgan,  Mis.  Will-  issue:     George,  Anna,  John  and  Sarah. 
iam  P.  Moulton,  Margaret,  Belle,  Sallie  and          (IV)    ABSOLOM    IV    SELHEIMER 
Mrs.  A.  Longmore.  (born   Sept.    .•;,    1793 — died  at   R.  . 

(III)  GEORGE  SEILHAMER  (born  N.  V.,  June  2.  1852),  son  of  William  and 
in  1779 — died  April  2y,  1835),  sou  of  Nich-  Elizabeth  1  Houltry)  Selheimer.  learned  the 
olas  and  Elizabeth  (Powell)  Selheimer,  was  art  of  making  paper  under  his  father,  with 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.                   lQg 

whom  he  was  engaged  in  the  manufacture  '>n  the  staff  of  Tien.  Joseph  S.   Knipe,  in 

Loth  in   Chester  and  Juniata  counties.      He  Sherman's    March    to     the     Sen,    anil     was 

married    (fust)    Sept.    25,    1821,    Eleanor  wounded  at  Peach  Tree  Creek,  Ga.,  July  20, 

P.ealc   (bom  Jan.   10,   1801 — died  Dec.   23,  1864.      lie  died  of  his  wound. 

1832),   daughter   of  Judge   William   P.ealc.  3.     Absalom     Brockey   (born     March 

of  Juniata  county:  (hey  had  issue:  16,   1841)   enlisted  in  Company  C,   1-;   Pa. 

1.     William    Beale    (born    Oct.    29,  Cav.,  Aug.  in.  1861,  hut  was  discharged  on 

1822 — died    Jan.    9,    1892)    was    a    printer,  account     of    illness,     June     1862.      He     re- 

and    the    founder   of    the   W.    B.    Selheiiner  cruited  Company  C,   78th   Reg't.,   I'.   V  .  of 

Printing  Co.,  of  Philadelphia,     lie  married  which  he  was  commissioned  captain  Feb.  20, 

(first)    Anna   Jane    I'.aird    (horn   in    1824 — ■  1865,  and   served  till   the  close  of  the  war. 

died  May  16,  1850)  and  had  issue:     Elea-  4-     Jane   Elizabeth    Augusta    (born 

nor  Jane  (horn  Dec.  2,  1847),  married  Rob-  Aug.  5.   1843)   married  Sept.    1.   1863.  Elias 

ert    Hunter,   and    they   have  a   son.    Robert  W.  Eisenbeis,  and  had  issue:    Harry  Craw- 

■  Selheimer,   born    Dec.    12,    1880.     Mr.    Sel-  ford  (born  June  30,  1864),  married  March 

heimcr   married    (second),     May    7,     1856,  4.   1890.  Sophia  Rogers  Allen:  John   Percy 

Elizabeth  Countiss,  and  had  is^ue:     Robert  (born  Feb.  1.  1867),  married  Oct.  10. 

Rowland   (born  July  j^,  1857)   is  living  in  Charlotte    Hallon     lleckes;     Louise    Isal>el 

Philadelphia;   and   Lillie   E.    ("born   July    5.  (born  May  2.  1870)  married  Oct.  30.  1900. 

1859),  married   Frank  Condel  Baxter,  and  Christopher  Arthur  Hibler:  and  Alida  Moss 

has  William  Selheimer,  born  April  26,  1882,  (Inirn  Feb.   1,   1873  I  married  June  jj.  1004. 

and  Mary  Hoi  man.  bom  Dec.  5,  1885.  ("apt.   Frank    Ernst   Griffith.      Mr.     Eisen- 

.  2.     Napoleon  Bonaparte  (born  Sept.  beis    was    first    corporal    of    the    "I 

2,    1824— died    April   28.    1892)    served   in  Guards,"    the   first   company   of    volunteers 

the  cavalry  in  the   Mexican  War.  to  reach    Washington   after  the  outbreak  of 

3.  John  F.  (VI).  the  Civil  war.    He  was  captain  of  Company 

4.  Absalom   Brockey,  born  Aug.  2;.  A,  46th  Regiment.  F.  V.,  1861-63. 

1838,  was  living  in  [904.  5-     Oliver  Hazard  Perry  (born  Oct. 

Mr.   Selheimer  married   (second)   March  '.   1846— died   ]1cc.  22.    1903)   was  1 

3°.  loVCv  Louisa  Ann  Crawford  (born  July  '"  business  in  Philadelphia.      He  was  a  poet 

1,   1812).  daughter  of  Dr.   David  and  Mar-  and  a   forceful   prose  writer.   Although  only 

garet    Crawford,    of    Juniata    count}-;    they  fifteen    years   old    he  enlisted    for    the   nine 

had  issue:  months  service  in  the  Civil  war.     Hi 

1.     Robert  Stockton,    born    June    1.  ried  Amelia  James. 

^834.  died  June  8,  1834.  (V)      )n]\S     SEILHAMER      (born 

David  Craw Foun    (born   juwc    15,  "car  Middle  Spring.  Sept.    12.   1S00. 
'1836- — died  Sept.  21.   [864)  was  in  business  Dec.  5,    1898).  son  of  George  and  V 
in    South    Carolina    at    the   outbreak    of    the  <  Newman)    Seilhamer.    was    all    his    life    n 
Civil    war,     but     came     North     immediately  tanner.      In    1S47    he.  removed    from    Mac- 
after  the  attack  on  Fort  Sumter  and  enlisted  lay's  Mill,  in  Southampton  township,  where 
in  the  nth  Regiment.  N.  V,  S.  M.      He  was  he    owned    a    farm,    to    Guilford    : 
-promoted  to  he  second   lieutenant   of  Com-  He  was  afterward  for  main  vears  a  ;'. 
pany  A,  40th  Reg't..  P.  \\,  Sept    27.   1861,  on  the  Judge  N'ill  farm,  in  Quincv  ti 
and  lust  lieutenant  Now  1.  1802.    He  served  but    his    last    years    were    spent 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


which  lie  bought  near  Clay  Hill,  in  Antrim 
township.  He  was  a  Whig  in  early  life, 
and  later  a  Republican.  As  a  young  man 
he  was  a  member  of  the  Methodist  Protest- 
ant Church,  but  after  his  removal  to  Clay 
Hill,  owing  to  his  environment,  he  united 
with  the  United  Brethren  in  Christ.  Mr. 
Scilhamer  married  Jan.  9,  1839,  Elizal>eth 
Oberkirsh  (born  April  16,  1816 — died 
Sept.  29,  1896),  daughter  of  George  and 
Eve  (Hoffman)  Oberkirsh;  they  had  issue: 
i.     GeokgeO.  (VII). 

2.  John  (born  Aug.  3.  1841)  mar- 
ried Mary  Agnes  Clugston,  daughter  of 
Alexander  Clugston;  they  had  issue: 
George,  Annie.  Frank,  Jane,  Catharine  and 
Mary  Zarger. 

3.  William   (VIII). 

4.  Mary  Amanda  married  Thomas  G. 
Zarger  (Zarger  Family). 

5.  James  Montgomery  (born  Oct. 
15,  1847),  died  in  1848. 

6.  Aaron  (born  Nov.  30,  1849)  died 
in  1850. 

7.  James  Nill  (born  Sept.  5,  1857), 
is  a  farmer  in  Iowa.  He  married  Martha 
Grubb,  daughter  of  Peter  Grubb,  oi  Cedar 
Rapids,  Iowa;  they  had  issue;  Thomas 
Edward,  Elizabeth,  Xcllie,  John,  William 
and  George. 

8.  Reuben  E.  (born  July  3.  1861) 
married  Annie  Stoner,  daughter  of  Henrj 
Stoner;  they  had  issue:  Bertha.  James 
Nill,  Rhoda,  William  Earl,  John,  Harry 
and  Elizabeth. 

(VI)  JOHN  BEALE  SELHEIMER 
(born  Aug.  18,  1826 — died  Pre.  l6,  [893), 
son  of  .Absalom  B.  and  Eleanor  (Beale) 
Selheimer,  was  educated  in  the  public 
schools  in  Juniata  county,  and  learned  the 
trade  of  tinsmith  at  Lewistown,  In  1848 
he  engaged  in  the  hardware  business  in 
Lewistown,  in  which  he  continued  until 
his    death.      When     the    "Logan     Guards" 


were  organized  in  1858,  he  was  chosen  cap- 
tain of  the  company.  Cap:.  Selheimer' s 
company  was  the  first  in  Pennsylvania  to 
respond  to  President  Lincoln's  call  to  arms 
in  1861,  and  the  first  in  the  State  to  be 
mustered  into  the  service  of  the  United 
States.  With  the  "Logan  Guards" 
four  other  Pennsylvania  •  panies,  now 
known     as    the     "First     Dei  Capt. 

Selheimer  marched  through  Baltimore  to 
Washington,  April  18,  1861.  the  day  before 
the   attack   on    the   6th    M  tts.      In 

the     three     months'     service     the     "1 
Guards"  was  the  color  company  of  the     :' 
Regiment,   P.  V.,  and  Cap:.  Selheimer  was 
made   lieutenant-colonel    of    the    regiment. 
Injustice   was  done  to   Col.    Selheimer  and 
the  "Logan  Guards"  in  the  attempt  t 
priority    to    the    National    Light     Infantry 
Company,    of    Potts villc.     In    pol 
Selheimer  was  a   Democrat.      He  served  as 
a   school   director,   town   commissioner   and 
burgess  of  Lewistown;  as  county  treasurer 
of   Mifflin   county,   for   two  terms:   and  as 
a   State  senator.    1885-88.     C        Selheimer 
married  March  21,  1850.  Eliza  1.  Matthews 
I  born  Oct.    16,   1832  1.  d;  u§  hi  r  of  J 
and  Rebecca  (Brotherlinc)   Matthews; 
had  issue : 

i.     Joseph  Matthews  (born  Jan.  31, 
1851)  succeeded  his  father  in  the  hai 
business  at  Lewistown. 

2.  Eleanor    Beale,    b     1    Nov.    19. 
1852. 

3.  William    Leone    (bom   July    2S, 
1854)   married  April  3.    1900,  Christi 
Bossinger. 

4.  Elizabeth      Brotheklixe     (born 
Oct.   6,     1850)     married    Dec 

Dwight  S.  Beckwith,  of  AIM  n.  N.  V. 

5.  Henry  C. 

6.  Chari  es  M    (bom  S 
iUcd  Sept.    l8,    i860. 

7.  Makv  Law.  horn  Nov.  ;.  1861. 


LllOGRAI'IJICAL   ANNALS    OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(VII)  GEORGE  O  B  F  R  K  I  R  S  II 
SEILHAMER  (born  Nov.  j_\  1839), 
son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Oberkirsh) 
Seilhamer,  was  educated  in  the  public 
schools,  at  the  Milmvood  .Academy,  Shade 
Gap,  and  the  Chambersburg  Academy.  1  Ie 
began  teaching  in  the  public  schools  before 
he  was  sixteen  years  old,  and  taught  three 
terms,  1855-58.  He  then  stiulic  1  law  with 
Nill  &  Kennedy,  in  Chambersburg,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  Franklin  County  Bar, 
Feb.  1,  1861.  He  practiced  his  profession 
at  Chambersburg,  and  served  as  deputy 
prothonotary  under  Prothonotary  Taylor, 
1864-66.  While  serving  in  the  prothono- 
tary's  office  he  also  acted  as  local  editor  of 
the  Franklin  Repository.  In  June.  1866, 
he  removed  to  New  York  City  to  accept  a 
position  on  the  staff  of  the  New  York  Tri- 
bune. During'  the  next  twenty  years  he 
was  actively  engaged  in  metropolitan 
journalism,  except  in  [869  70,  when  he  was 
editor  of  the  Providence  Press  and  started 
the  Providence  Star,  lie  was  Albany 
correspondent  of  the  New  York  ll'orhl  at 
the  passage  of  the  Tweed  charter  and  be- 
came an  editorial  writer  on  the  New  York 
Standard  with  John  Russell  Young.  He  was 
a  member  of  the  New  York  Herald  staff  for 
ten  years,  1S71-S1,  serving  as  Havana  and 
Washington  correspondent,  book  reviewer, 
musical  and  dramatic  editor,  and  editorial 
writer.  In  1S85  he  went  to  London  on  a 
confidential  mission  for  the  United  Press 
Association,  remaining  nearly  a  year.  I  p 
on  his  return  to  his  native  land  he  made 
Philadelphia  his  home  for  ten  years,  serving 
with  the  Times,  1886-92,  and  with  the 
Inquirer,  [S92-96.  llis  health  becoming 
much  impaired  lie  returned  to  Chambers- 
burg in  the  autumn  of  1896,  where  he  has 
since  lived  free  from  the  exacting  demands 
of  daily  newspaper  work,  lie  takes  an  ac- 
tive part  in  the  studies  of  the  Kittochtinnv 


Historical  Society,  to  which  he  has  contri- 
buted a  number  of  papers  on  local  history. 
Since  coming  back  to  Chamljersburg  he  has 
written  the  special  historical  chaptei 
the  second  volume  of  the  "Memorial  His- 
tory of  Philadelphia,"  a  "History  of  the 
Republican  Party,"  published  by  subscrip- 
tion by  the  Judge  Company.  New  York, 
and  many  of  the  genealogical  articles  in  the 
"I;;'  graphical  Annals  of  Franklin  County." 
He  also  published  a  "History  of  the  Ameri- 
can Theatre,"  in  three  volumes,  giving  the 
history  of  the  early  stage  in  America  in 
detail.  At  the  present  time  he  gives  his 
attention  almost  wholly  to  genealogical 
research. 

Mr.  Seilhamer  married,  in  i860.  Mary 
Virginia  Ferry,  daughter  of  Samuel  and 
Margaret  (Geyer)  Perry,  of  Chambers- 
burg; they  had  issue  : 

1       Blanche  died  in  infancy. 

2.  Ar.vix  Perry  (born  Feb.  6.  1863) 
is  engaged  in  journalism  in  New  York.  He 
married,  in  [888,  Charlotte  F.  White. 
daughter  of  George  W.  and  Charlotte  1  Nit- 
terhouse)  White,  of  Chambersburg:  they 
have  two  s,  ,ns:  Roberts  Alger. 
March  30.   iSSa  and  William  Zi 

Jan.    18,   1891. 

3.  Randall  Roberts,  born  June   14, 

1878.   died   April   3,    iSSS 

(VIII)      WILLIAM      SEILHAMER 

(born  near  Maclay's  Mill,   in   Southat 
township,  April  10.  1843  '■  F  John  and 

Elizabeth   (Oberkirsh)  Seilhamer.  was  edu- 
cated in  the  public  schools,  and  has  P 
!n's  life  a   farmer  in  Qninc)    township.      He 
owns  the  Seilhamer  homestead  at  Clay  Hill, 
which  contains  to;  acres,  and  a  half  i-  I 
in  the  old  Whitmorc  homestead  in  I 
town-hip,   a    farm   oi   ninety-nine 
which  he  lives.     His  home  is  near  the  I 
sonia  station  on  the  Western  Maryland  rail- 
road.     In  polities  he  is  a  Republican.  I 


RIOGRAI'IIICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


has  never  held  or  sought  public  office.  lie 
is  a  member  of  the  Reformed  Church  at 
Grindstone  J I  ill,  and  lias  served  as  a  deacon 
in  his  church.  .Mr.  Seilhamer  married  Oct. 
20,  1865,  Susanna  VVhitmore,  daughter  of 
Peter  and  Rebecca  (Frederick)  Whitmore; 
they  liad  issue : 

1.  Peter  Whitmore,  a  farmer,  mar- 
ried Minerva  Dayhoffj  and  they  have  a  sun, 
William    Franklin. 

2.  John  \\ .,  living  on  the  Clayhill 
farm,  married  Amanda  Wingert,  and  they 
have  a  daughter :  Clara. 

3.  Jefferson  Xn.i.,  a  farmer  in  Quin- 
cy  township,  married  Catharine  Vanderau; 
they  have  issue:  Margaret,  Milton  Xill, 
Benedict  and  Horace. 

4.  Rebecca  is  living  at  home. 

5.  Eliza  married  Joseph  Wingert. 

6.  Ellen  married  Christian  lleckman. 

7.  Walter  Beatty  died  in  infancy. 

8.  Jacob  Milford  is  living  at  home. 

9.  Harry  Lesley  is  living  at  home. 

RAMSEY  FAMILY.  JOHN  RAM- 
SEY (died  near  Burnt  Cabins,  March  [3, 
1812),  the  ancestor  of  the  Ramsey  family, 
of  whom  Dr.  R.  W.  Ramsey,  of  Cham- 
bersburg,  is  the  present  representative,  set- 
tled in  Path  Valley  about  1750,  but  after- 
ward removed  i"  Aughwick,  in  Hunting- 
don county,  across  the  mountain  from 
Fannettsburg,  where  he  became  a  wealthy 
man  for  dial  time.  The  inventory  of  his 
personal  estate  after  his  death  am. united 
to  $16,074.56.  The  house  in  which  he 
lived  is  still  standing,  lie  was  appointed 
constable  for  Dublin  township,  now  in 
Fulton  county,  at  the  time  ^i  us  creation 
in  1767,  and  Liter  he  kept  a  tavern.  His 
house  is  frequently  mentioned  in  the  journ- 
als of  travelers.  It  is  probable  tint  he  had 
two  brothers,  William  and  Robert,  as  their 


names   appear  on   the   tax   list    f<  r    Dublin 
township,    in    1773.      The   surname   of    Ins 
wife  Jane,  has  not  been  ascertained.     John 
and  Jane  Ramsey  had  issue: 
I.     John. 

Robert  (II). 

3.  Benjamin. 

4.  James. 

5.  Rebecca  married  William  Pym,  a 
wealthy  business  man  and  land  i 

died   at   Burnt    Cabins;    they 
Lewis   Cass    (died    1840).   and    Martha    E. 
(born  June  21,  1849 — died  March  9.  : 
After    his    wife's    death    Mr.    Pym    married 
Mis.    Elmira    M.    Trout,    widow    of    Jacob 
Trout  and   daughter  of  Jac        -  .   both 

noted  Chambersburg  boni  faces. 

6.  Mary  married  Rowland  Harris 
(died  in  March.  18281.  son  of  Rowland 
and  Rebecca  Harris,  early  settlers  in  the 
Gap  above  Fort  Loudon;  they  had  issue: 
John,  Rowland,  Benjamin,  Susannah,  Char- 
lotte, Rebecca  (married  James  Austin), 
Hannah  |  married  John  Stewart),  > 
(married  John  Noble),  Mary  (married  Mr. 
Shannon),  Jane  (married  Joseph  Brown), 
and  Catharine  MargTiret. 

7.  Margaret  (Peggy)  married  Mr. 
Gallagher. 

8.  Catharine  (Kitty)  married  (V-:. 
14.  1800,  Mr.  Findlcy. 

i).  Elizabeth  (Betsy)  moved  Mr. 
Uncles,  whose  descendants  wen;  to  Califor- 
nia. 

10.     Susannah. 

(II)     ROBERT    RAMSEY    (born    in 
1  78  |      died  Jan.  21.   1856  >,  son  ,  | 
Jane    Ramsey,    was   a    saddler   at    Fannctts- 
burg.      He  was  a   Whig,  and  a  mem' 
the      Lower      Rath      Valley      1 
Church.      He    married     in       S    -         'emit  r 
Walker     (born     in     1786— died     Oct.     17. 
rSl  >_•').     daughter    <^i    Samuel     and     Mary 
(Noble)   Walker:  they  had    - 


■h~£) 


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1.  Mary  Ann  married  William  \V.  of  the  most  prominent  among  the  leading 
Skinner  (Skinner  Family).  physicians.    He  is  a  member  of  the  National, 

2.  William  <lic<l  in  Nebraska,  leaving  State  and  County  .Medical  Societies.  In 
issue:    Erwin,  William  and  James.  January.    1886,    he  was  a  delegate  to   ti:c 

3.  Margaret;  married   April   3.    1830,  convention  of  the  American  Medical 
John  Hart;  they  had  a  daughter,  Ellic  M.,  ciation  at  St.   Louis.      In    n/*>  Ik-  was  ;.•■- 
born  March  13.  1849,  died  Dec.  18,  1874.  pointed  a  member  of  the   State   Hoard  of 

4.  John  W.  (111).  Medical  Examiners,  and  was  re-appointed  in 

5.  JANE,    horn    in    1816,    died    Jan.    5,  [903.      In  politics  he  i-  a   Republican  an< 
1837.  leader  of  the  party  in  the  county.     H 

(III)  JOHN  WALKER  RAMSEY  office,  to  which  he  was  elected  as  a  Repub- 
(lx>rn  June  7,  1828 — died  Aug.  26,  1862),  lican,  was  that  of  coroner  of  Franklin 
son  of  Robert  and  Eleanor  (Walker)  Ram-  county.  1870-82.  For  thirty  years  previ- 
sey,  was  a  fanner  in  Letterkenny  township,  ously  the  coroners  elected  by  the  people  had 
He  was  a  Republican  in  politics  and  a  1'rcs-  refused  to  qualify,  their  duties  being  per- 
byterian  in  religion.  lie  married,  in  1849.  formed  by  the  justices  of  the  peace  for  the 
Adeline  Keascy  (born  May  23,  182(1 — died  several  townships.  Dr.  Ramsey  :  ■•!;  out  ::-s 
Jan.  24,  1887),  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Jane  commission  and  soon  demonstrated  that  the 
(Bigler)  Keasey ;  they  had  issue:  office  was  one  of  importance  to  the  coir. 

1.  Robert  W.  (IV).  munity.     For   nearly  a  century   murderers 

2.  Etta  Jane  married  Jacob  11.  Wine-  had  gone  unpunished,  because  of  the  abs 
man  (Y).  of    the    investigation    necessary    to    obtain 

3.  Ida    Ellen    married    Jeremiah    F.  evidence  to  secure  conviction.     Dun: 
Zullinger,  of  Waynesboro.  oner    Ramsey's   term    two   murderers    were 

(IV)  ROBERT  WALKER  RAM-  brought  to  the  gallows,  mainly  through  his 
SEY  (horn  Aug.  6,   1850,  son  of  John  \V.  official  efficiency.     Since  his  rctiremei  I 

and    Adeline    (Keascy)    Ramsey,    remained  the  office,  in   1882,  every  success 

with  his  mother  until   he   was   twenty-two  has  taken  out  his  commission  and  i>erformed 

years  old,  when  he  entered  Jefferson   Medi-  his  duties,  and  because  of  his  example  it  is 

cal     College,     Philadelphia,    where    he    was  not   likely  that  the  office  will  as 

graduated     M.     D.     in     1874.      After     re-  ging.     Dr.  Ramsey  has  served  as  a    ' 

ceiving     his     degree     he     went      to     St.  i"  Republican  State  convcntii    - 

Thomas,     where     he     entered     into     part-  ber  of  occasions.     He  is  a  member  of  < 

nership    with     Dr.    John     M.    Van    Tries,  Washington  Lodge.  No.  1 43,  F.  &  A.  M.,  of 

who     practiced     his     profession     in     that  Chambersburg :  he  is  also  a  Knight  Templar 

village    for    forty    years.      Dr.    Van    Tries  and  a  32d  degree  Mason,  being  a  member  *>i 

died  Dec.  4.   iSS^.  when  Dr.   Ramsey  sue-  the  Harrisburg  Consistory.    He  is  a  member 

CCeded  to  his  practice,  and   for  a  number  of  >.>{  the  1.  ( ).  <  ».   !•'..  having   joined  the  order 

years  was  the  only  practicing  physician  at  at  Upper  Strasburg  in  1872.     IK-  is  also  ai 

St.  Thomas,     He  removed  to  Chaml>ersbiirg  active  member  k'\  the  Royal  Arcatium.  the 

in   April,    1891,    where   he  has   since  prac-  Hcptasophs.  the  Mystic  Circle,  the  Red  Men 

ticed  his  profession  in  partnership  with  Dr.  and  the  Elks.     He  is  a  director  in  the  Chi 

David     Macl.iy.       lie     is     widely     known  licrsburg  Trusl    lompanv.  and  the  Ch: 

throughout  the  county,  in  which  he  is  one  bersburg,  Grccncastle  and  Wavnesb  1 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


trie  Railway  Co.  Dr.  Ramsey  married, 
April  5,  1877,  Caroline  M.  Van  Tries, 
daughter  of  Dr.  John  M.  and  Harriet 
(Madden)  Van  Tries;  they  have  no  issue. 
Dr.  Van  Tries  (born  Feb.  19,  1810),  was  a 
son  of  Abraham  Van  Tries,  a  successful  mer- 
chant at  Hollidaysburg. 

(V)  ETTA  JANE  RAMSEY  (died  in 
1S87J,  daughter  of  John  W.  and  Adeline 
(Keasey)  Ramsey,  married,  in  1877,  Jacob 
B.  Win' km  an  (born  Sept.  to,  [844),  son  of 
Henry  and  Catharine  (llite)  Wmeman. 
]lis  grandfather  was  George  Wineman 
(born  in  Wurtemberg,  Germany,  in  1772 — 
died  in  Path  Valley,  in  1861),  who  emi- 
grated to  Pennsylvania  in  1817,  with  his 
family,  and  settled  at  Fannettsburg,  but  sub- 
sequently removed  farther  up  the  valley. 
His  wife  was  Christiana  Waggoner;  they 
had  issue:  Matthew,  George,  Jacob  and 
Henry.  Henry  Wineman  was  brought  to 
America  by  his  parents  when  only  six  years 
.old,  and  spent  the  rest  of  his  life  in  Path 
Valley.  He  was  a  Democrat  in  politics,  and 
a  member  of  the  Reformed  Church,  lie 
married  Catharine  like;  they  had  issue: 
George,  Henry,  David,  Peter,  Jacob  1!., 
Anna  (married  Andrew  Umrell),  Catharine 
Lilian  (married  Michael  McNeal),  and 
Margaret  (married  George  Strike).  Four 
Other  children  died  young.  Jacob  B.  \\  ine- 
man,  the  fifth  son.  is  a  self-made  man.  lie 
.learned  the  trade  of  a  carpenter  at  the  age 
of  twenty,  and  followed  it  until  he  w.is 
twenty-seven  years  old.  lie  then  began 
business  as  a  merchant  at  Fannettsburg,  in 
which  he  is  still  engaged,  lie  started  out  in 
Jile  without  money  and  with  only  a  com- 
jnon  school  education,  hut  by  hard  work  and 
pluck  he  acquired  a  competence,  becoming 
the  owner  oi  four  fine  farms  in  Path  Valley, 
as  well  as  his  store  in  Fannettsburg.  In 
December,  [885,  he  was  appointed  post- 
master at  Fannettsburg,  by  President  Cleve- 


land.    In  politics  he  i.-,  a  Democrai 
and  Etta  J.  Wmeman  had  i>sue: 

1.  Warren,  who  is  in  business  ;  l 
nettsburg,  married  Elsie  I  mes,         g  iter  of 
Robert  G.  Jones,  formerly  sheriff  of  Frank- 
lin county;  they  have  issue:     Frederick  and 
Louise. 

2.  John    Nelson    lives    in    Franklin 
count}-. 

LEMASTER  FAMILY.    The 
of   the   Lemaster    family   of   Chambersburg 
was  a  native  of  Germany,  and  emigrated  t>> 
Pennsylvania  before  the  middle  *ji  the  eight- 
eenth  century.      He   was  a   blacksmith  and 
lived  and   carried  on   his   trade  in    Ph 
phia  county,  near  the  city.     He 
the  close  of  the  Revolution.      He  had  two 
sons,  of  whom  Andrew   was  the  j 

ill)    ANDREW    LEMASTER 
in  Philadelphia  county.  February  26,  :; 
died   Dec.  4.   1818)   was  reared  on  a  farm 
and  learned  the  blacksmith's  trade  from  his 
father.        After    his    father  died     his   elder 
brother  took  the  farm  and  Andre 
his  trade.     With  his  share  of  his  fathei 
tate  he  purchased  a  few  acres 
built  a  dwelling-house  and  blacksi 
near  Philadelphia.      Later  he  S  ■!■!  his 
erty  and   removed    to    Cumbcrl 
Franklin)  county,  ami  took  up 
the  town  i<\    Mai  ii  >n   is   situ  ite  :       I 
owned  the  land  on  which  the  W'"       I 
near  Marion,  was  built,  and  g 
for    the   church.      He   afterward 
farm  near  Keefers,  where  he  died.     1" 
a  soldier  oi  the  Revolution.     Mr.  Lett 
married  Barbara  Heck  i1>>hi  Dec.  28 
— died  Aug.   1  1 .   iSj.;  >  ;  the) 

1.  J  won   (lilt. 

2.  John    (born   Sep:.   25,    177S 
March    20,    1825)    married    Miss    S 

they    removed    to    Berkelcj     S  V  ^-'. 

Virginia. 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


3.  Catharine  (born  Nov.  18,  17X0 — 
died  Feb.  22,  -1X57)  married  a  Mr.  Over. 

4.  Mary,  born  Nov.  26,  1783,  ilied  un- 
married. 

5.  Philip,  born  Dec.  7,  1786,  died 
young. 

6.  George,  born  June  13,  1790,  died 
unmarried  Sept.  14,  1863. 

7.  Daniel  (born  March  14,  1796 — 
died  Dec.  7,  1S7!  )  lived  at  Berkeley  Springs, 
W.  Va. ;  he  had  issue:  Jacob,  John,  David, 
Sarah  and  Elizabeth. 

8.  Philip  (IV). 

(Ill)  JACOB  LEM  ASTER,  (born 
July  8,  1775 — died  June  25,  1 86 1 ) ,  son  of 
Andrew  and  Barbara  (Heck)  Lemaster, 
lived  on  a  farm  where  the  village  of  Le- 
master  is  now  situated.  He  married  Eliza- 
beth Reidenewcr;  they  had  issue: 

1.  John. 

2.  Jacob  (died  Jan.  3,  1900)  lived  on 
the  site  of  the  village  of  Lemaster,  and  at 
his  death  was  the  richest  man  in  Peters 
township.  He  married  Barbara  Benedict; 
they  had  no  issue.  His  widow  erected  a 
memorial  window  to  his  memory  in  the  First 
U.  B.  Church,  Chambersburg. 

3.  Elizabeth. 

4.  David  (died  March.  187(1)  married 
March  25,  1847.  Nancy  Meyers,  daughter 
of  Jacob  and  Mary  (Snively)  Meyers;  they 
had  issue:  Clara  Anna  (married  J.  Monroe 
Light),  Fannie  (married  Samuel  Hoover), 
Mary  (married  Daniel  Glazer),  Jacob  and 
Samuel. 

(IV)     PHILIP     LEMASTER    (born 

March  24,   1798-    died  Sept.  30.   [883),  son 

of  Andrew  and  Barbara  (Heck)  Lemaster, 
was  reared  on  a  farm  near  Bridgeport, 
Peters  township,  and  followed  fanning  all 
his  life.  He  married  Feb.  15.  1820,  Sarah 
llershey  (bom  March  7,  1708— died  Jan. 
4.  1869),  daughter  of  Andrew  llershey: 
ihey  had  issue: 


1.  Elizabeth   (born    Nov.    19 
died  unmarried,  Oct.  24.  1883.J 

2.  Lena  (born  Aug.  25,  1822J,  mar- 
ried George  Oyler. 

3.  Sarah    I  born    Dec.   7.    1824 
in  infancy. 

4.  John   A.   (V;. 

5.  Sarah  (born  Feb.  20,  1831)  mar- 
ried  Emanuel   Hawbecker. 

6.  Mary   i  born  Jan.  31  r    1833  • 
ried  Jacob  Spessard. 

7.  Jacob  Hershey  (born  April  6, 
1835)  married  Elizabeth  Over:  they  ive 
issue:   Archibald,  William. 

(V)   JOHN  ANDREW  LEMASTER 
(born  Nov.  2-.   1826),  son  of   Philip  and 
Sarah  t  Hershey)    Lemaster, 
a  farm  near  Chambersburg  and  1 
the    public   schools.      In    1855    hc   went    l0 
Williamsport,  Md.,  where  he  was  ei  2 
in  the  coal  and  lumber  business  until 
when  he  was  burnt  out  by  the  ( 
during  the  battle  of  Antietam.     In  the  - 
oi    1S63  he   returned  to  Chair.!-, 
engaged   in   the   grocery   business   and   was 
again  burnt  out   by  the  Confedei  .      ; 

30.    1864.      After  the   tire   lie   resumed   the 
business,  which  he  has  conducted  evei 
Mr.  Lemaster  married  Dec.  28. 
Huber    (t*>rn   Jan.    10.    [827 — d 
1903),  daughter  of  Rev.  Abraham  and  Eve 
1  1  loover)    Huber:  they  had   issue: 

1.  Abraham    Huber   (born   Dec.   22. 
1850)  ines  at  1  larrisburg.     1  le  11 
McClintick;  they  have  one  s.>n  li 

2.  Leo  ma   A.    (bom    Feb 
married  Joseph  Fries,  ^i  Harrisl 
have  two  children:   Elsie  and   N 

3       \nmi     1       (born    Dec.    12.    1S54) 
married  John  Stager,  of  Philadi 
have  issue:  Sarah  and  Helen. 

4.     George  Wn  uam  N  >v.   16. 

1857),  married  Nettie  Runk 
daughters:   Ruth   and    1 1 


u6  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

5.  John  R.  (born  Oct.  19,  i860)  lues  LANDIS  FAMILY.  The  origin  of  the 
in  New  York  City;  lie  had  five  sons:  An-  Landis  family  in  America  date-  back  to  the 
drew,  Joseph,  William.  Theodore,  and  one  year  1718,  when  three  brothers,  Rev.  Rciija- 
deceased.  min,  helix  and  John  Landis,  all  Swiss  Men- 

6.  Maurice  D.  (VI).  nonites,  came  to  tin's  country  from  the  vicin- 
(VI)     MAURICE     1).     LEMASTER  ity   of    Mannheim,    on    the    Rhine,    whither 

(horn  April   16,  1867),  son  of  John  A.  and  they  had  been  driven  by  religious  persecu- 

Sarah    (Huber)    Remaster,   was  educated   in  tion,   from  Zurich,   Switzerland.     The  Lan- 

the  public  schools  of  Chambersburg,  and  at  dis    family   of    Waynesboro  are   direct  dc- 

the  age  of  seventeen  Ijecame  an  apprentice  scendants  of: 

to  the  trade  of  a  machinist  with  the  Taylor  i\)    REV.  BENJAMIN  LANDIS,  and 

Manufacturing   Company.      He    served    an  ITanklin    V.   and    Abraham    B.    Landis   are 

apprenticeship  of   four  years.      After   com-  his  great-great-great-grandsons.     Rev.  P.en- 

pleting  his  trade  he  went  to  Roanoke,  Va.,  jamin  Landis  was  accompanied  to  tin-  coun- 

and   worked   in  the  machine  shops  of  the  try  by  his  only  son,  Benjamin,  Jr.,  and  took 

Norfolk  &    Western    Railroad   Co.    for   one  up  a  tract  of  J40  acres  of  land    from  the 

year.      He  then  returned  t6  Chambersburg  London  Company,  for  which  he  received  a 

and    was   engaged    with    the    Taylor    Mann-  patent.     This  land,  situated  in  what  is  now 

facturing   Company   until    its    failure,   after  East    Lampeter    township   near    Mellinger's 

which  he  went  to  Wilmington.  Del.,  where  meeting-house,  about    four  miles  east    from 

he  remained  a  few  months.     Again  return-  Lancaster   City,   at    the   intersection 

ing  to  Chambersburg  he  was  a  foreman  in  Horseshoe  and  old  Philadelphia  ro; 

the  shops  of  the  Taylor   Engine  Co.,  until  in  the  possession  of  the  Conestogi  t   Indians, 

the  final  failure  of  that  enterprise,     lie  then  from  whom  Rev.  Landis  obtained  it  by  pur- 

formed  a  partnership  with   F.   M.   Duncan,  chase.     He  was  a  Mennonite  minister  and, 

and  they  conducted  the  Taylor  Works  for  while   farming  his  land,   labored   zealously 

two  and  half  years.    When  the  bond  holders  in   behalf  of   Ins    religion   and   his  church. 

sold  the  plant   of  the  Taylor   Works  to  the  1  11)    BENJAMIN     LANDIS.     .- 

Chambersburg  Engineering  Company,  Mr.  Benjamin  the  founder,  was  born  in  Switzer- 

Lemasters  remained  with  the  new   company  land  in  1700,  and  was  in 

for  a  few  months  as  one  of  their  foremen,  when  he  emigrated  with  his  father  to  Amer- 

and   then   became  connected   with   the   Wolf  ica.       He    followed    farming    in    1-anc.istcr 

Company  as  foreman  of  their  machine  -hops,  county  all  his  life,  dying  there  in   1781,  aged 

In  February,  1902,  he  was  appointed  super-  eighty-one  years.     He  had  foui 

intendent  ^i  the   Wolf  Co.,  and  has  since  1.     Benjamin. 

been    general    superintendent    of   the    works.  2.      ABRAHAM. 

He    lias    under    his    supervision    over    three  3.      JaCOB. 

hundred  men.      He  is  a  director  of  the  Me-  4.      IIknky  vlllL 

chanics'  Building  and  Loan  Association  of  (111)    HENRY  LANDIS  was  born  on 

Chambersburg,    and    is   a    membei    of    the  the  Landis  farm  1:1  Lancaster  county.  Pa., 

R.   P.  0.   E.     Mr.   Lemaster  married  Dec.  in   April,    1744.  and  died   March    ;.    1S25, 

22,    1887,    Sarah    L.    Sierer.    daughter    of  aged  eight)   years    11   I  eleven  m. 

Adam  Sierer  ^<i  Chambersburg;  they  have  married  Mary  Brubakcr,  who  was  b  >rn  Feb. 

one  daughter:  Elsie.  8,    1747.    and    died    Sept.    iS.      i    - 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


:  -7 


eighty-one    years,    seven    months    and    ten 
days.     The  issue  of  this  marriage  was: 

i.  Anna,  horn  May  9,  1767,  died  in 
1852,  aged  eighty-five  years  and  six  months. 

2.  Benjamin,  horn  May  ji,  1770, 
•died  Oct.  24,  1828,  aged  fifty-eight  years, 
five  months  and  thirteen  days. 

3.  Maria,  horn  Sent.  22,  r 77 1 .  died 
in  1859,  aged  eighty-eight  years. 

4.  John,  horn  Sept.  8,  1773.  died  in 
June,  1 85 1,  aged  seventy-eight. 

5.  Henry,  horn  May  15,  1775,  died 
Dec.  24,  1845,  aged  seventy. 

6.  Peter,  born  July  9,  1778,  died  in 
1856,  aged  seventy-eight  years. 

7.  Abraham  (IV). 

8.  Barbara,  horn  March  14,  1782, 
•died  in  February,  1802,  aged  nineteen  years 
and  eleven  months. 

9.  Elizabeth,  born  Sept.  10,  1785, 
-died  in  February,  1802,  aged  sixteen  years 
and  five  months. 

10.  Susanna,  born  in  June,  1790,  died 
an  infant. 

(IV)  ABRAHAM  LANDIS,  son  of 
Henry,  and  the  grandfather  of  the  Waynes- 
boro members  of  the  family,  was  horn  April 
II,  1780,  and  died  April  21,  1861,  aged 
eighty-one  years  and  ten  days.  He  mar- 
ried .Anna  NfefT,  who  was  horn  April  17. 
1781,  and  died  Jan.  11,  1866,  aged  eighty- 
four  years,  eight  months  and  twenty-five 
days.  The  issue  of  this  marriage  was  as 
follows: 

1.  Henry  X..  born  Jan.  20,  1S04,  died 
Aug.  28.  1889,  aged  eighty-five  years,  seven 
months,  eight  days. 

Simon,  bom  Jan.  5,  1806,  died 
Sept.  9,  1807,  aged  one  year,  eight  months 
.and  four  days. 

3.  Abraham  X.,  born  Nov.  22.  1807. 
■died  Sept.  16,  iSc)o.  aged  eighty-two  years, 
nine   months   and    twenlv-l'nc   days. 

4.  Mauy,    horn    Jan.     10.     l8lO,    died 


Feb.  18,  1900,  aged  ninety  years,  one  month 
and  eight  days. 

5.  Jacob  X.,  horn  Jan.  13,  1  .S 1 3 ,  died 
March  17,  1857,  aged  forty-four 

months  and  four  days. 

6.  Elizabeth,  born  Oct.  3.  1815,  died 
June  9,  1 81 6.  aged  eight  months  and  six 
days. 

7.  John  X.,  born  .April  2^.  181; 
July  8,   1834,  aged  thirty-seven  ;• 
months  and  fifteen  days. 

8.  Ann  X.,  born  March  2.  1S20,  re- 
sides in  Waynesboro. 

9.  Benjamin  X.  (V). 

(V)   BENJAMIN  X.  LANDIS, 
of  Franklin  F.  and  Abraham  B.  Lan 
Waynesboro,   was  born   Nov.    l6,    '--- 
Lancaster  county,  and  died   Nov.    II,    I 
aged   thirty-one   years,   eleven   montl  - 
twenty-five  days.     He  located  in  Franklin 
county  about    1847.      lie  married   L\ 
brick,  daughter  of  Jacob  Frick,  who  was  a 
native  of  Lancaster  county,  and  died  Jan. 
30.  1897,  aged  ninety-six  years.   Jac  ib  Frick 
was  an  uncle  of  George  Frick,  the  pi 
manufacturer  of  Waynesboro.     Mrs.  L 
died   in    Waynesboro,  Jan.    14.    1902.     To 
the  marriage  ><i   Benjamin   X.   Landi: 
Lydia   P.   Frick  children  were  '. 
lows  : 

1.  Fran  run  F.,  of  \\ 

2.  Ezra  F.,  ^<i  Niag  s,  New 
York. 

3.  Mary   A.   man  ied  Jao  b   Ki 
Lancaster   county.    Pennsylv; 

4.  Elizabeth   married  Eli    Tr< 
of  Niagara  county.  New   York. 

5.  Salome  married  Jacob  K.  M 
near  Waynesboro. 

6.  Abraham  IV.  of  Wayn< 

7.  Emma     married     Jacob 
Waynesboro. 

When    Benjamin    X.    Land  is    rei 
from  Lancaster  county  to  Franklin  ^ 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


he  settled  on  a  small  farm  to  which  was 
attached  a  saw  and  a  jurist  mill,  driven  by 
the  waters  of  Antietani  creek,  and  situated 
about  three  miles  south  from  Waynesboro. 
He  was  a  carpenter  by  trade  and  of  an  in- 
ventive turn  of  mind,  and  made  a  number 
of  improvements  in  the  mill,  also  adding  a 
small  sash  and  door  factory  to  the  property, 
the  machinery  of  which  was  nearly  all  of 
his  own  make.  His  mechanical  ability  and 
ingenuity,  aided  by  his  industry  and  zeal, 
bid  fair  to  ensure  him  a  bright  and  success- 
ful career,  hut  in  the  midst  of  his  prospects 
he  was  stricken  with  typhoid  fever,  and 
passed  away  Nov.  II,  1855.  By  his  un- 
timely death  his  widow  and  seven  children, 
the  youngest  horn  after  the  father's  death, 
were  left  in  rather  straitened  circumstances, 
and  the  widow  was  obliged  to  go  to  her 
people  in  Lancaster  county,  taking  some  of 
her  little  tines  with  her,  and  finding  com- 
fortable homes  for  the  others.  In  after 
years,  however,  assisted  by  her  older  chil- 
dren, she  was  enabled  to  gather  the  scattered 
family  together  again  and  for  years  lived 
happily  in  their  midst.  She  died  at 
Waynesboro  Jan.  14,  1902. 

1 
FRANKLIN  FRICK  LANDIS  is  one 
of  the  leading  citizens  of  Waynesboro,  Fa., 
and  a  son  of  Benjamin  X.  and  Lydia  F. 
(Prick)  Landis,  ami  was  horn  Feb.  25, 
1845,  ,K';ir  N'cffsville,  Lancaster  Co.,  Fa. 
lie  was  brought  to  Franklin  county  by  his 
parents  when  in  his  second  year.  By  the 
death  of  his  father,  which  occurred  when  he 
was  ten  years  old,  he  was  placed  in  the 
care  of  his  uncle,  John  Bowman,  of  Fan 
easier  county,  and  his  educational  ad- 
vantages were  limited  to  the  common 
schools.  These  he  attended  during  the  win- 
ter months,  working  on  his  uncle's  farm 
during  the  summers,  and  thus  the  time 
passed  until  his  seventeenth  year,      He  then 


succeeded  in  convincing  those  interested  in 
him  that  he  was  fitted  for  a  different  life, 
and  that  his  natural  inclinations  would  lead 
him  to  the  mechanical  arts. 

In    April,    1862.    Mr.    Landis   was   per- 
mitted to  enter  a  small  machine  shop,  then 
owned  and  operated  by  John  A.  Snyder  in 
Alt.  Joy,  Lancaster  county,  where  he- 
three  years  as  an  apprentice,  and  then  went 
to  Lancaster  City  and  in  a  lew  days  51 
a  position  as  tool-maker  in  the  machine  shop 
of  the  Norris  Locomotive  Works,  and  there 
he  received  a  fair  salary  for  the  times.     Mr. 
Landis    remained   with   this  company   until 
their  works  were  closed  and  this  threw  him 
out  of  employment.     Becoming  dissatisfied 
with  his  prospects  and  surroundings,  he  ser- 
iously  contemplated   going    West,   but 
finally   dissuaded   by  his  mother,   wk 
vailed  on  him  to  remain  in  the  East. 

About  this  time  Mr.  Landis  met  an  ap- 
preciative  friend   in    Mr.  Ja  St      (Ter,  a 
patent  solicitor  of  Lancaster  City,  who  in- 
duced   him    to    undertake    the    makii  j 
models  for  his  clients,  and  after 
spending  most  of  his  earnings  for  1     Is  and 
necessary  appliances,  he  began  the  1 
of  models  (then  required  by  the  patei 
fice),  repairing  sewing  machines 
fact  had  a  very  liberal  share  of  all  kinds  of 
light    work    then   in   demand.  doin< 
safe  business  for  about  two  years.     IF 
sequently    took    his    brother    Ezra    F.    into 
partnership,    and    they    soon    cv 
business,  manufacturit                 engines  and 
doing    general    machine    work.      The\    - 
tinned  until   1S72,  when  the)    sold 
ness  10  John  Best,  at  that  time  a  .. 
and  successful  manufacturer  of  steam 
ers  in   Lancaster,   Pa.     For  the  nexl 
and  a  half  years  our  subject  fille  ' 
position   with   Mr.   Best,  and  in    1S7 
his  brother   Abraham  IV.  he  1 
manufacture  of  portable  farm  en< 


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der  the  firm  name  of  F.  F.  &  A.  B.  Landis.  of  grain  threshing  and  developed  a  new  ma- 
The  mechanical  part  of  this  business  was  a  chine,  now  extensively  known  as  the  "Peer- 
success,   but   lack  of  finances  and   the  pre-  less  Thresher,"  which  is  one  of  the  leading 
vious   failure  of  Linton   &   Lamott,   Balti-  products  of  the  Gciser  Manufacturing  Co. 
rtiore,  M<1.,  a  business  firm  that  had  bought  Our  subject  gave  his  services  exclusively  to 
the    hulk    of    their    products    that    year,    so  this  company  until  April,  1S94.     Just  about 
crippled  them  that  in  the  fall  of  1878  they  this   time  began   the  demand    f< 
decided  to  make  an  assignment  for  the  pur-  of   much   greater  capacity,    which   al 
pose   of    placing   all    their   creditor.-,    on    an  manded   a   better   method    for  disposing  of 
equality.       The    works    were    closed     for    a  the  straw.     He  then  turned  his  attei  I 
short  time,  after  which  Francis  Hershey,  of  the  developing  of  pneumatic  straw  -lackers, 
Mt.  Joy,   Pa.,  a  brother-in-law  of  our  sub-  and   on   this  subject  up  to  this   time  there 
ject,  bought  the  tools,  fixtures,  finished  and  have  been  over  twenty-five  patents  l 
unfinished  material,  and  afterward  the  prop-  hiin.      In  the  early  part  of   i8</=;  the  Frick 
erty.       Through    his    kind    assistance    the  Company  of  Waynesboro,   Pa.,  desiring  to 
brothers    were    again    enabled    to    start    the  go   into   the  manufacture  of  threshing  ma- 
works  and  ultimately  to  discharge  all  their  chine-,  secured   the  services  of  Mr.   Landis 
indebtedness,  which  amounted  to  some  ten  to  design   a  machine  for  them.     This   ma- 
thousand   dollars.      In  the   fall  of   1879,  by  chine  he  improved   from  year  to  year,  dis- 
thc  request  of  the  brothers,   Mr.    Hershey  pensing  with  a  number  of  devices  found  on 
sold   the  entire  engine  business  of   F.   F.  &  all  other  machine-  of  its  class,  which   have 
A.   I'..   Landis  to  the  Geiser  Manufacturing  been  a  source  of  trouble  in  this  class 
Company,    of    Waynesboro,    Pa.,    and    Mr.  chinery.     This  machine  is  now  well  known 
Landis  entered  the  employ  of  this  company  to     the     trade     as     the     "Landis 
under    an    arrangement    whereby    the    com-  Thresher"  and  is  built  exclusively  by  Frick 
pany  obtained  the  right  to  manufacture  the  Company  on  a  royally  for  the  patents  our 
Landis   engine,   known    in   the   trade  as   the  subject  hold-. 

"Peerless"  portable  engine,  they  to  pay  Mr.  In  all   Mr.  Landis  holds  upward  of  IOO 

Landis  a  royalty  on  all  engines  they  luult  patents  relating  to  different  subjects,  indud- 

with  his  improvements.      In   1880  and    18S1  ing  traction  engines,  -team  plow,  tin 

he  designed  anil  patented  a  very  successful  machine,  pneumatic  straw  stack. 

spring    mounted   traction   engine,   now   well  improvements  relating  directly  or  in 

known  as  the  "Peerless  Traction   Engine."  to  works  in  that  line. 

This  engine  proved  such  a  marked  success  [n   10,04  our  subject  turned  his  attention 
as  a  genera]  purpose  agricultural  engine  that  jn  a  practical  way  to  developing  the  art  of 
in  ]88.|  and  1885  our  subject  look  up  plow-  manufacturing     the    concrete     produ 
ing    by    steam    power    and    designed    and  building  purposes,  a  subject  which  h: 
patented     a     plowing     machine     connected  in   a   limited  degree  attracted  his  atlcnt 
directly  to  the  engine.     This  machine  is  pro-  during  the  last   ten  years,  believing   it  to  be 
VJded  with  a  steam  hit,  by  which  at  the  will  the  coming  building  material.     As  \v< 
of  the  operator  the  plows  are   lilted  out   or  an   age  of   steel   so   we  will   have  al- 
low end    into    the    ground,    either    when    in  concrete  or  artificial  stone, 
motion  or  not.  IK-  has  lately  given  some  of  his  time  to 
In  1889  Mr.  1  andis  took  up  the  subject  tlx-  developing  ^>i  electrically  actual*  '   en- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


ga'ues  or  machines  for  operating  all  classes 
of  clocks,  from  those  placed  upon  a  mantle 
to  a  large  lower  clock,  the  same  engine  be- 
ing equally  applicable  to  the  operating  of 
program  mechanisms  for  ringing  signals  ac 
cording  to  pre-arranged  intervals,  from  one 
minute  to  hours  in  length.  These  programs 
are  used  in  schools,  laboratories,  and  manu- 
facturing establish  men  ts. 

Mr.  Landis  was  married  in  1869  to 
Elizabeth  Ilershey,  born  in  Lancaster 
county,  Pa.,  daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel 
Jlershey,  a  most  highly  esteemed  Reformed 
Mennonite  minister.  Rev.  Samuel  Hershey 
was  born  in  1804,  in  Lancaster  county,  and 
died  Feb.  27,  1885,  in  his  eighty-firsl  year. 
His  ancestors  came  originally  from  Swit- 
zerland, but  for  several  generations  before 
liis  time  they  lived  in  America.  A  family  of 
eight  children  was  born  to  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Landis. 

1.  Ida  May  married  T.  J'..  Smith,  of 
Waynesboro. 

2.  Benjamin  F.  died  in  his  seventh 
year. 

3.  Mary   I  J.  died  in  her  eighth  year. 

4.  Elizab]  mi  II.  married  Chauncey 
Hershey,  of  Franklin,  Pennsylvania. 

5.  Anna  E.  married  Dr.  A.  B.  Sollen- 
burger,  of  Waynesboro,  Pennsylvania. 

6.  AoRIA  died  in  infancy. 

7.  Frank  II.  died  aged  fifteen  month.;. 

8.  Mark  11.  is  a  student  in  Cornell 
University, 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Landis  are  members  of 
the  Reformed  Mennonite  church. 

BONBR \Kh     V \ M  1 1  A .        DANIEL 

BONBRAKE  (died  in  1700).  the  ancestor 
of  the  Bonbrake  family,  was  one  of  tin-  early 
settlers  in  the  German  settlement  of  (mil 
ford  township,  lie  took  up  a  large  trad  of 
land,  as  early  as  170.;,  adjacent  to  the  Grind- 
stone   Hill    Church.      llis   name   in    his    will 


was  spelled   Beinbreght.     Both  syllabi 
the  name  have   been   variously   S|>ellecl,   ll 
first    being    frequently    written    Bone, 
Bohn,  Bine,  Rein,  Bin,  Boon  and  Rem. 
the    second     brake,    break,    breake,    brecht, 
breght.  bright,  brook  and  brick.     The  name 
of  hi-  wife  was  Anna  Maria,  but  her  surname 
has  nut  been  ascertained;  they  had  is->ue: 

1.  Daniel  MR. 

2.  Frederick   (HI). 

3.  Peter  (IV). 

till     DANIEL    BONEBRAKE    (2), 
son  of  Daniel  and   Anna   Maria   Bonbrake, 
disposed  of  his  interest  in  his  father's  est   I 
t"  his  brother  Frederick.    His  history 
volved  in  much  obscurity,  but  it  is  probable 
that  he  had  a  son  : 

1.     Conrad  (V). 

(Ill)     FREDERICK     BONEBRAKE 

I  died    in    1817),    son   of    Daniel    and 
Maria  Bonbrake,  lived  on  the  old  Bonbrake 
homestead  adjacent  to  the  Grindstone 
(.'lunch  in  Guilford  township      His  vvifi 
Christiana,   but    her   surname   has   not    been 
ascertained.      After   his    death    she    r: 
Ballzer  Overcash.     They  hail  issue: 
1.     Dew  alt  (VI). 

Adam     removed    to    Westin 
county.      He    spelled    his    name    Bonl 
One  of  his  sens,  Darnel   1  died  near  Greens- 
burg    in    1842),   married    Mary  an! 

they    hail    issue:      Eliza,    Catharine,    V 
John    (a   merchant   at   Des   Moines.   1 
William,  George  1  a.  member  <a  the  hardware 
firm  of  Buehler,   Bonbright  &   Co.),   lames 
(of  the  dry-goods  firm  of  Hood,  Bon 
&   Co.,    Philadelphia),  and   Daniel 
fessor    in    the    Northwestern    Univers    • 
Evanston,    Illinois). 

3.  HENRY    removed    to    Stark    1 
Ohio,  about    tSi  3 

4.  Catharine  married  G< 

land. 

^.      Eve  married  William  1  i 


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(IV)  PETER  BONBRAKE  ("died  in 
1821),  presumed  to  be  a  son  of  Daniel  and 
Anna  Maria  Bonbrake.  1  le  owned  part  of  tlie 
old  Bonbrake  homestead  adjacent  to  Grind 
stone  Hill  Church  in  Guilford  township,  lie 
obtained  a  warrant  for  the  land  on  which 
Grindstone  Hill  Church  stands.  July  1.  1772. 
and  deeded  it  to  six  trustees  of  the  German 
Presbyterian  congregation  at  Grindstone 
Hill,  Oct.  27,  1798.  It  was  a  triangular 
piece  of  ground  and  contained  51  acres  144 
perches.  The  survey  was  made  by  Matthew 
Henderson,  Dec.  7,  1784,  and  certified  by 
Daniel  Henderson,  June  17,  1798.  The 
Christian  name  of  Peter  Bonbrake' s  wife 
was  Catharine.     They  had  issue: 

1.  "Adam   (VII). 

2.  A  daughter  married  an  Alter,  and 
had  issue:  Eliza  and  Lucy. 

3.  A  daughter  married  a  Baker  and  had 
issue:  John,  Samuel,  Jacob  and  Peter. 

4.  Catharine. 

5.  Magdalena. 

6.  Margaret  married  John  Rade- 
baugh,  a  prominent  citizen  of  Chambersburg, 
and  a  noted  innkeeper.  He  was  the  lust 
landlord  of  the  "Indian  Queen  Hotel." 
They  had  one  son :     Samuel. 

7.  Elizabeth  (horn  Dec.  25,  1777 — 
died  Sept.  6,  1855)  married  John  Myers 
(horn  Dec,  6,  1790 —died  Sept.  20,  1848), 
and  had  issue:  Samuel,  a  merchant;  Cath 
arine,  who  married  John  Radebaugh  (whose 
first  wife  was  her  aunt  Mayme),  as  hi-,  sec 
ond  wife;  and  Elizabeth,  who  married  James 
Nill,  an  eminent  member  of  the  Chambers- 
burg  Bar  and  President  Judge  of  the  16th 
Judical   District,    1S61-64. 

8.  M\ry  married  Joseph  Whitmore. 
and  they  had  a  son,  Peter  and  a  daughter. 

<;.     Susanna. 

(V)  CONR  \1>  BONBR  \KK  (bom 
Feb.  24,  i7<>8 — died  Nov.  11.  1844),  pre- 
sumed to  he  ;i  son  of  Daniel  Bonbrake  1  2), 


bought  lands  Nov.  10.  1800,  and  in  1S1O. 
on  the  Antietam  creek,  which  still  belong 
to  his  descendants.  He  married  Mary 
Tin unas  (burn  Feb.  6,  1704 — died  July  25, 
1 835 )  ;  they   had   issue ; 

1.  Jacob  married  Susan  Hollingcr,  and 
they  had  issue:  Polly,  who  married 
Ditch;  Anna,  who  married  George  \V. 
Foltz  (Foltz  Family);  Susan,  who  married 
Jacob  Mcntzer;  Jacob,  who  married  Maria 
Frick :  David  H..  who  married  Seliua 
Stoner;  Elizabeth,  who  married  Jacob  F. 
Oiler;  John  M..  who  married  Alice  1 

and  Samuel,  who  died  young. 

2.  John-  (VIII). 

3.  Henry   (born  July    to.    1798)    mar- 
ried November,   1829,  Anna  Stewart 

in    1804 — died    Aug.,    1862),    daughti 
William  Stewart,  and  they  bad  issue:      Ly- 
dia.  who  married  Abraham  Shockey:  Dan- 
iel, who  married  Barbara  S::i.L,rer ;  Catharine, 
who  married  John  M.  Hess:  Henry  C.  who 
married  Com  Walter:  Jacob,  who  died  un- 
married; Nancy,  who  married  Rev. 
M.     Hess;    Susanna,    who    married 
Shockey;  and  Juliann  (single). 

4.  Daniel  (IN). 

5.  Nancy   married   John   Miller;  the) 
had  no  issue. 

6.  Susan  married  Jacob  Shockey.  the} 
had  one  daughter,  Nancy.     [  Line  is  extinct]. 

7.  Catharine   (born  June    13 
married   Much  31,   1831,  Samuel   K 
(horn  in   Virginia,  May   13.    iSti>.  - 
Lewis    Rinehart.     They   had    issue: 
Susan.    Samuel     lb.    Maw.    Lewis,    Henry. 
Daniel  and  Catharine. 

(VI)  DEWALT  BONEBR  \K 
Oct.    1.   1755  — died   Aug    29,    1824),   - 
Frederick  and  Christiana  Bonehrake, 
soldier  of  the   Revolution  and  served 
campaign  around  Philadelphia  in  1777-     "e 
was  an  educated  man  and  taught  his  ■ 
ren  in  the  German  tongue.     He  was  n 


122  BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXAI.S  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

ly  a  fanner  and  teacher  but  was  skilled  as  ference    that    he    had    neither   the   grace  of 

a  worker  in  metals.     Jle  frequently  worked  heart  nor  the  college  training'  necessary. 
on   his   farm   all   day   and   at   Ins  trade  of  a  1 2.    CATHARINE    (born   March    I 

blacksmith  in  the  evening.      He  removed  to  married  a  Sears. 

Ohio  in  1800.     Going  down  the  Ohio  in  a  13.     Joel,  born  Feb.  13,  1807,  died  Ian. 

flat  boat  to  the  mouth  of  the  Hocking  river,  19,    1810. 

and  tip  the  Hocking,  he  landed  at   Athens,  David    Bonebrake,   son   of   Dewalt,   and 

Athens  county.      He   settled   near  a   village  three    of    his    brothers    went    to    Fountain 

now  called  Hibbardsvillc,  where  he  remained  Co.,    Jnd.,    in    1828.     Cornelius  Bonebrake, 

about    seven    years,    when     he    removed     to  *on  of  David  was  onlj    si>    weeks      Id  when 

Preble  county,  and  settled  near  Katun.     He  his  parents  removed  to  Indiana.     Cornelius 

was  brought  up  in  the  German    Reformed  married  in  1855.  Phoebe  Jane  B 

Church,  hut   shortly   after  his  settlement   in  ter  of  Moses  Bales;  they  had  issue : 

Preble  county,   he  united   with   the   United  O. ;    Grant;    Elsada.    who   married    Charles 

P>rcthren  in  Christ.      He  married  Christiana  Isiey;   and   a   daughter   that   died    \ 

Wolfe   (horn  Aug.  31,   1764 — died  July  9,  1865.     Lewis  ! ).  Bonebrake,   Commis: 

1851),  a  native  of  Perks  county;  they  had  of  Education  of  Ohio,  is  a  grcat-gra: 

issue:  Dewalt   Bonebrake. 

1.  Adam     (horn    July    18,    1783)    re-  (VII)     ADAM     BOXBRAKE 
moved  to  Fountain  county,  Indiana.  .  Jan.  27.  1789— died  Nov.  23,  l8l 

2.  Frederick    (horn    Dec.    25,    1785)  Peter  and  Catharine  Bonbrake,  was  a   far- 
was  a  soldier  in  the  war  of  1812;  he  was  a  mer   on    the   old    Bonbrake    homeste; 
minister  of  the  U.  B.  Church.  jaccnt  to  Grindstone  Hill  Church,  i:i  Guil- 

3.      Ki.i/.AiiF.Tii    ( burn    Feb.    20,    1 788 )  ford     township.      He     married     Catherine 

married  Peter  /earing.  (born  July   1.   1792 — died.   ! 

4.  Jacob  (horn  Feb.  28,  1789)  was  a  1853)  ;  they  had  issue: 

soldier  in  the  war  of  1812.  1.     Jacob  (born  March  28.  1817 

5.  John    (twin  brother  of  Jacob)   was  Feb.    14.    1866)    married    Elizabeth 
a  soldier  in  the  war  of  1812.  (born  Jan.  jj.  [818 — died  Nov.  ; 

6.  Conrad  (born  March  10,  1 7<>  1 )  was  and  had  issue:  George  D.  and  Amanda. 

a  soldier  in  the  war  of  1812;  he  was  a  mill-  2.      Sami  ki.,  born   Now   28,    18.1.  died 

ister  of  the  U.  B.  Church.  March   18,  1861. 

7.  Peter  (horn  Nov.  [3,  [793)  was  a  3.     Daniej     (born    Feb.   3,    1825- 
soldier  in  the  war  of  1812;  he  was  ;i  minis-  Oct.   J-.    1892)    married   Rebecca  '  I 
ter  of  (he  I'.  I'.,  (.'lunch.  1  born  July   17.  1821 — died  April  25, 

8.  David,  born  March  1,  171)0.  daughter   of   George  and   Eva    (\\   I 
<).     Daniel  (born  June  16,  1707)  was  a  Overcash;    they    had    issue:     Gei  rg 

minister  of  the   U,    B.   Church.  Adam  O. 

10.  GEORGE   (born     March    25,     1799)  4-      John     married   

was  a  minister  of  the  U.  B.  (.'lunch.  they  bad  issue:     Jeremiah  and  Samuel,  now 

11.  Henry  (born  Oct.  8,  1801)  was  a  of  Illinois. 

minister  of  the    U.   B.    (lunch.     He    was  (VIII)    JOHN     BONBRAKE 

elected  a  Bishop,  hut  after  praying  over  his  in  179ft     died  in  1806).  son  of 

election  over  night,  he  reported  to  the  con-  Mary   1  l'hom.is)    Bonbrake,  v 


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surveyor  and  teacher.     He  married  Susanna  graduated  at  Franklin  and  Marshall  I 

Wcyant    (born    in    179c) — died    in    1835);  in  1R55.     In  the  meantime  he  taught 

they  had  issue :  several   terms  in  the   winter,   and   not  only 

1.  Julia  Ann  married  James  II.  Gor-  retained  his  class  work  in  college,  but  was 
don,  and  died   1903.  accorded  the  valedictory  oration,  whi< 

2.  Maria  married   David    B.    Russell,  went  to  the  best  writer  and  speaker,  i  f  of  re- 

3.  Nicholas   married    Martha   Miller,  spectable  rank  in  recitations.     He  won  this 
and  they  had  issue  :     Jeremiah,  Alice,  Aaron,  distinction  by  his  display  of  oratorical 
John    II.,   Jacob  M.,   Mary,   Eliza  and   D.  ers  at  the  exhibitions  of  the  Dia{ 
Emanuel.  erary  Society.     "As  an  orator,"    writes   the 

4.  John  W.  removed  to  Cedar  Rapids,  Rev.   Joseph   II.   Dubbs,   I).   D.,  Aud< 
Iowa,  in  1865,  where  he  is  now  living.     He  Professor  of   History  and   Archaeol 
married    Sarah    Stamey;    they    have    issue:  Mr.   Bonbrake's  Alma   Mater,  **he  was  re- 
Susan,  Wesley,  Belle,  Hermione,  Abraham,  garded  as  peculiarly  gifted.    He  delivered  ait 
Ivy,  and  others  not  now  living.  oration   at   the   Diagnothian  anniversary   in 

5.  Emanuel  J.  (X).  1854  on  'The  Wane  of  the  Crescent'  which 

(IX)  DANIEL  BONBRAKE  (died  attracted  wide  attention.  He  also  spoke  at 
in  1849).  son  of  Conrad  and  Mary  (Thorn-  the  anniversary  in  1855,  and  delivered  the 
as)  Bonbrake,  was  a  farmer  in  Washing-  valedictory  on  the  day  of  graduation."  In 
ton  township.  He  married  Margaret  regard  to  the  latter  Society  oration  the  Rev. 
Stoner  (died  in  1S54)  ;  they  had  issue:  Walter  E.  Krebs,  D.  D.,  of  Littlestown,  Pa., 

1.  David    S.,    deceased,    was    in    the  writes:  "One  fact  1  most  vividly  reme 
United  States  Internal  Revenue  Service  for  is  the  stroke  Mr.   Bonbrake  made  at 
many  year';.  cicty  Exhibition.     The  Goetheans  had  held 

2.  Lewis  X.,  deceased,  was  a  farmer,  their  anniversary,  and  it  was  good.  The 
He  married  Elizabeth  Stoner.  Diagnothian  Society  at  that  time  was  very 

3".     Daniel  W.,  deceased,  was  a  physi-  low  in  number  of  members,  so  much  so  that 

cian  at  Martinsburg,  Pennsylvania.  it  was  feared  that  they  would  not  have  ma- 

4.  Anna  Elizabeth  married  David  terial  enough  to  make  up  anything  like  a  re- 
Snivel  v.  spectable  program.     But  by  selecting 

5.  Emma  married  Dr.  John  A.  Rover,  performers  from  the  lower  classes 

6.  Henry  X.  (XI).  one  up,  and  Mr.  Bonbrake  had  the 

7.  Melchor,  a  physician  and  demist  at  oration.  1 1  is  subject  was  'The  Last  Fall  oi 
Taylorville,  111.,  married  Laura  French.  the  Curtain,'  and   it    fairly  took  the  house 

8.  Andrew  Snively,  a  physician  at  down.  The  speaker  carried  everything  be- 
Waynesboro.  fore  him.     It  was  considered  the  fines 

(X)  EMANUEL  JAMES  BON-  tion  ever  delivered  at  college  It 
BRAKE,  son  of  John  and  Susanna  (Wey-  won  for  him  the  valedictory.  The  Diag- 
ant)  Bonbrake,  received  his  early  education  nothians  were  jubilant."  And  a  final  cha- 
in the  public  schools  and  became  teacher  of  tion  is  taken  from  a  Yale  College  m 

the  Mi.  Vernon  school  in  Washington  town-  view  o\  tin-  Diagnothian  exhibition  of  1854. 
ship  in  18  19.    With  the  money  thus  obtained  our  subject  being  then  in  Junioi  1 ' 
he  entered    the   preparatory   department   of  lege:  "The  next  oration  was  l>v  1".   1.  Bon- 
Marshall  College  in  the  spring  of  1850.     He  brake,  subject  "The  Wane  »i  the  Ci 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


We  had  been  taking  notes  of  the  previous 
performances,  but  this  speaker  so  enchained 
the  attention  of  the  audience,  as  well  as  our- 
selves, that  we  forgot  to  take  notes.  The 
speech  was  well  written  and  the  delivery 
was  charming.  The  clear  melodious  voice 
of  the  speakei  vet  rings  in  our  ears.  Such  a 
speech  on  such  an  occasion,  took  all  by  sur- 
prise. We  have  been  to  the  Junior  exhibi- 
tions and  college  commencements  of  some  of 
the  best  colleges  in  this  country,  and  we  can 
not  recollect  of  ever  having  been  so  de- 
lighted. Mr.  Bonbrake  has  oratorical  power, 
ami,  with  a  little  tact,  will  become  a  very 
popular  speaker."  *  *  *  And,  in 
speaking  of  the  epilogarian  who  followed 
Mr.  Bonbrake,  "the  gentleman  deserved 
more  praise  than  lie  received,  for  the  tine 
tones  of  the  preceding  speaker  were  yet  lin- 
gering in  the  ears  of  the  audience." 

In  his  college  course  he  was  called  before 
the  public  five  times — much  oftener  than 
usual — tw  ice  as  representative  of  his  s<  iciety's 
exhibitions,  once  as  spokesman  for  all  the 
students  in  the  reception  of  Dr.  Gerhart,  the 
new  president,  then  as  Senior  orator,  and  fi- 
nally as  valedictorian.  In  all  these  appear- 
ances, il  it  could  In:  fairly  done,  he  was  put 
•down  as  the  one  to  speak  last.  It  may  he  im- 
agined that  it  was  ;i  bricvous  disappoint- 
ment tn  .Mr.  Bonbrake  that  soon  after  leaving 
college  his  health  became  so  greatly  impaired 
as  practically  to  a  impel  the  disuse  i  >f  the  ora- 
torical gilts  that  had  made  such  a  deep  im- 
pression on  his  fellow  students.  The  malady 
(hemorrhages)  fell  like  lightning  from  a 
clear  sky,  and,  as  he  says,  "It  came  with  such 

sudden  and  overwhelming  force  that  a  hot 
and  fevered  perspiration  broke  over  me. 
which  through,  sheer  mortification  anil  cha- 
grin si'. hi  became  as  cold  and  clammy  as  the 
sweat  o\  death." 

After  leaving  college  he  taught  an 
academy  fur  hovs  at  Camden,  Del.,  r8 


and  the  academy  at  Mercersburg,  pre* 
the    preparatory    department    of    Mar-hail 
College,     [856-57.     He    studied    law     with 
Cessna  &  Shannon  at  Bedford,  and  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  Bedford  County  Bar,  in  May, 
1858.     lie  subsequently  made  a  tour 
West,  but  came  to  Chambersburg  in   .  :  ; 
and    was  admitted   to  the  Franklin  County 
Bar,  Aug.  8,  1859.     Capt.    Go  ■ 
then     district    attorney,     afterward     L'nited 
States    treasurer    at    Philadelphia,    at    once 
kindly   invited    Mr.    Bonbrake   to   share   his 
office,   and   in  a  short   time  the  law   firm  of 
Eyster  &  Bonbrake  was  formed.      By  win- 
ning one  of  h.is  early  eases,  against  the  opin- 
ion 1  >f  smiie  of  the  oldest  ami  most  astute 
members  of  the  Bar,  indeed  almost  the  whole 
liar,  he  sprang-  almost  at  a  bound  to  high 
rank   as   a    lawyer,   but    his   health   breaking 
down  through  close  confinement  and  severe 
study  he  felt  compelled  to  lay  aside  an  ' 
and    confine    his    practice    to    the    Orphans' 
Court  and  as  a  general  office  counselor.     In 
these  departments  he  has  always  been  held  in 
high  esteem.     He  is  a  sound  adviser  and  his 
business  sagacity  ;-  generally  acknowle 
In  public  spirit  he  ha-  few  equals,  and  : 
ha-  been  more  active  in  promoting  improve- 
ments   in    the   town    and   county.      To   him 
more  than  anyone  eke  Chambersburg  owes 
the  location  here  of  the  Woli  works  and  the 
Taylor  Works,  now  the  plant  oi  the  Cham- 
bersburg   Engineering    Company.      H 
always  taken  unusual  interest  in  agriculture. 
horticulture,  arboriculture  and  stock  raising. 
lb-  versatility,  taste  and  culture,  as  well  as 
the  survival  of  the  habits  of  study  and   re- 
search acquired  in  early  life,  are  best  illus- 
trated,   perhaps,    by    bis    collection    of    the 
woods  of  the  Cumberland  Valley,      lie  has 
specimens  oi  nearly  every  tree  or  shrub  that 
giows    in    the   valley,   and   on   the   adjacent 
mountains,  one  side  iH  each  specimen 
ing  the  natural  grain  oi  th( 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.                  ,-,- 

other  side  being  highly  polished.  What  rcn-  son  of  Daniel  and  Margaret  (Stoner)  Bon- 
ders this  collection  unique  is  the  fact  that  for  brake,  was  educated  at  Mercersburg  College, 
eVery  species  and  almost  every  variety  he  has  and  as  a  young  man  began  the  study  of  medi- 
found  in  the  broad  domain  of  English  and  cine  with  Dr.  J.  J.  Ocilig,  of  Wayn 
American  verse  a  line,  a  couplet  or  a  stanza  He  completed  his  studies  with  Dr.  lame- 
descriptive  of  its  beauties,  qualities  and  char-  Brotherton,  also  of  Waynesboro,  and  grad- 
acteristics.  uatcd  at  Bellevue  Hospital  Medical  < 

Mr.  Bonbrake  has  been  very  successful  New  York  City,  in  iNf.;.  He  began  the 
in  business,  though  often  a  heavy  loser  in  practice  of  his  profession  at  Leitersburg, 
assisting  the  needy  and  unfortunate.  In  Washington  Co.,  Md.,  but  after  a  brief  so- 
1882  he  formed  a  law  partnership  with  W.  J.  journ  there  he  returned  to  Franklin  county, 
Zacharias,  Fsq.,  which  still  continues.  His  and  practiced  at  Mont  Alto  for  many  years. 
son;  Norman  L.  Bonbrake,  is  also  a  member  In  1868  he  was  appointed  superin- 
of  the  firm.  He  has  been  a  member  of  the  tendent  of  the  Mont  Alto  Iron  Company's 
Board  of  Regents  of  Mercersburg  College  Forge,  and  served  as  manager  of  thi  si  re 
for  many  years,  and  its  treasurer  for  twenty-  and  forge  departments  until  18S9.  He  held 
five  years.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Reformed  this  position  in  connection  with  his  profes- 
Church.  In  politics  he  is  a  steadfast  Re-  sional  work.  In  1889  he  removed  to  Cham- 
publican,  but  has  never  sought  office  and  has  bcrsburg  and  has  since  given  his  whole  time 
only  filled  such  positions  as  burgess  or  school  to  his  profession.  He  is  a  self-made  man  and 
director,  in  which  he  considered  it  his  duty  one  of  the  leading  physicians  of  the  1 
as  a  citizen  to  serve.  He  is  an  extensive  In  politics  he  is  an  active  Republican,  and 
owner  of  real  estate,  his  latest  purchase  being  served  as  coroner  of  Franklin  county,  1800- 
the  famous  old  Hollywell  paper  mill,  near  (q.  He  is  a  visiting  physician  of  the  Cham- 
Chambersburg.  Mr.  Bonbrake  married  E.  bersburg  Hospital,  lecturer  on  Surgery  in  the 
Belle  Oakes,  daughter  of  John  and  Rebecca  Training  School  for  Nurses  connected  with 
(Snivel)')  Oakes;  they  had  issue:  the  hospital.  County   Superintendent 

1.     Jessie  married  Dr.  P.  Brough  Mont-  State  Board  of  Health,  and  physician  I 

gomery  [Montgomery  Family].  County  Home  by  appointment  oi  the  Direc- 

.>.     Lillian      married      James      Rh^  tors  of  the  Poor.     He  is  a  member  of  the 

Snively,  of  Pittsburgh.  County.  State  and  National  Medical 

3.     Norman    Leroy    (born   September,  ties,  and  takes  an  active  part  in  the  proceed- 

187.))    was  educated   at    Mercersburg   Col  ings  of  these  learned  bodies.    He  is  a  1 

lege,    and    was    graduated    at    Cornell    Cni-  of  George  Washington   Lodge,   X       143,   F. 

versity  in   1896.     He  studied  law    with  his  &  A.  M.t  of  Chambersburg :  and  of  Chapter 

lather,   and   was  admitted    to   the    Franklin  No.    170.  of  the  same  order.      He  is  also  a 

County  Bar  in  the  same  year  that  he  received  member  ^\  the  B.  P.  O.  E.  1  lis  chinch 

his   University  degree.      He  is  a  member  of  ations    arc    with    Zion's    Reformed    Church, 

the  law    firm  of   l'.onbrake  &  Zacharias,  and  Chamber-lung.      Dr.    Bonbrake    married    in 

has  served  as  attorney  for  the  borough  of  1863,   Vgnes  Fouke.  daughter  of  Dr.  Geoi 

Chambersburg.  S.  and  Josephine  (Wolf)    Fouke.  of  We<t- 

(XI)  HENRY  X.  BONBRAKE  (born  minster.  Md. ;  they  have  issue: 

in  Washington  township.  March  31,1843),  1.      B.    FoRDYCE    (died    at    Bin gliani.. 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Ala.,  Dec.  5,  1904)  married  Annie  Shank, 
of  Grcencastle,  and  had  one  son,  Ahram,  who 
died  June  3,  1904. 

2.  George  S.,  living-  at  Painted  Post, 
N.  Y.,  has  two  sons,  Charles  arid  George. 

3.  Irene  married  (first)  George  \Y. 
Shank,  and  had  issue:  Jessie  S. ;  (second), 
Jacob  Rinick  (died  September,  1903),  and 
had  issue:  Harry  and  Robert. 

4.  Anna  A.  is  living  in  Chambersburg. 

5.  M.  Augusta  married  Arthur 
Hooper  Blair,  and  lives  at  Parkersburg, 
West  Virginia. 

JESSE  RUPP  OLLER.  who  passed 
away  March  25,  190.),  was  superintendent 
of  the  Geiser  Manufacturing  Company  of 
Waynesboro,  and  a  very  prominent  man  of 
that  city.  He  was  born  near  the  White 
Mills,  in  Washington  township,  Franklin 
Co.,  Pa.,  May  20,  i860,  a  son  of  the  late 
Bishop  J.  E.  Oiler,  an  extensive  sketch  of 
whom  appears  elsewhere.  The  year  follow- 
ing his  birth  the  family  removed  to  Quincy 
township,  where  the  father  was  engaged  in 
mercantile  pursuits,  but  located  in  Waynes- 
boro when  our  subject  was  seven  years  old. 
In  this  city  the  boy  attended  the  public 
schools,  and  he  spent  the  years  of  187N  and 
1879  at  Juniata  College,  Huntingdon,  Pa. 
During  the  summer  he  put  in  more  or  less 
time  working  in  a  gristmill,  and  then  served 
an  apprenticeship  at  the  machinist's  trade, 
spending  three  summers  in  the  foundry,  and 
the  same  length  of  time  in  the  wood  de- 
partment. In  1880  he  entered  the  shops  as 
a  machinist,  and  In  1890  was  foreman  of 
the  machine  department,  in  1S04  Incoming 
master  mechanic  anil  assistant  superin- 
tendent, continuing  as  such  until  1900, 
when  he  was  made  general  superintendent. 
IK'  was  at  the  time  of  his  death  discharging 
the  duties  oi  that  responsible  )>•  >sitio:i.  He 
was  also  a  director  in  the  Geiser  Co.  for  three 


years,   and    was   a   stockholder  and   direct  »r 
in    the    Waynesboro    Street    Car    Company, 
known    as    the    Chambersburg.    Green 
and  Waynesboro  Street  Railway  Company. 

Mr.  Oiler  married  Ida  Royer,  a  native 
of  Waynesboro,  daughter  of  Dr.  John  A. 
Royer.  of  Franklin  county.  Three  children 
were  born  to  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Oiler: 

1.     Nellie  Grace. 

j.     Bernard  E. 

3.     Jacob  F. 

Mr.  Oiler  was  a  member  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  and  very  popular  in  thai 
with  which  his  widow   also  unite-.     !!• 
a  Republican  in  politics,  and  served  as  audi- 
tor of  the  borough   for  three  years.      Fra- 
ternally he  was  a  member  of  Acacia  1  , 
No.  580,  A.   E.  tY  A.  M..  in  which  he  was 
very  active.     Enterprising,  hard-working,  a 
good,   substantial  man.    in   whom  the  most 
implicit  trust  could  be  placed,  he  was  one 
who  enjoyed  the  confidence  mpany 

with  which  he  was  connected,  a.-  well 
his  neighbors  and  friends. 

Mrs.  Oiler  also  belongs   I  spected 

old  family  of  Franklin  county,  and  her 
mother,  whose  maiden  name  was  Bonbrake, 
is  still  living  in  Waynesboro.  Besides  Mrs. 
Oiler,  the  eldest.  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Royer  had 
children  as  follows:  Walter  S.,  of  Washing- 
ton, D.  C;  Mi--  Grace,  of  Waynesb 
clerk  in  the  postofhee;  and  Carl  1... 
keeper  in  the  Citizens  Bank  of  Wayw 

RANKIN   FAMILY.     JAMES  RAN- 
KIN, the  ancestor  oi  one  of  the  old  Rankin 
families  of  Franklin  county,  was  a  1.. 
in  Peters  township  in   1751.     The  name  of 
his  wife  was  Jean,  surname  lined. 

They  had  issue : 

1.  William  was  enrolled  in  Capt. 
William  Huston's  company,  of  Col.  Samuei 
Culbcrtson's  battalion,  Cumberland  County 
Associators,  and  served  under  Capt.  William 


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127 


Smith  in  1780.     lie  married  Feb.  28,  1774, 
Mary  Stewart. 

2.  Jeremiah    (II). 

3.  James  was  enrolled  in  Capt.  William 
Huston's  company,  Cumberland  County 
Associators,  and  served  under  Capt.  William 
Smith  in   1780. 

4.  David  was  enrolled  in  Capt.  William 
Huston's  company,  Cumberland  County 
Associators,  and  served  under  Capt.  William 
Smith  in   1780. 

5.  Ruth   married  John  Tool. 

6.  A  daughter  that  married  Samuel 
Smith. 

(II)  JEREMIAH  RANKIN,  son  of 
James  and  Jean.  Rankin,  was  ensign  of  Capt. 
William  Huston's  company,  of  Col'.  Samuel 
Culbertson's  battalion,  Cumberland  County 
Associators,  and  served  as  lieutenant  of 
Capt.  William  Smith's  company  in  1780. 
He  inherited  a  part  of  the  paternal  home- 
stead on  which  he  erected  the  fine  stone  man- 
sion, still  standing  and  occupied  by  his  de- 
scendants. He  married,  but  the  name  of  his 
wife  has  not  been  ascertained.  They  had 
issue : 

1 .  J  ER FMIAll    (111). 

2.  David  was  county  auditor  of  Frank- 
lin county,  1809-12,  and  county  commis- 
sioner, 1813-15.  He  married  Marv  Wat- 
son, and  they  had  issue:  David  Huston, 
Archibald,  Adam,  John  and  Frances. 

3.  James. 

4.  WlLLIAW     married    and    had    issue. 

three  daughters. 

(  111)  JEREMIAH  RANKIN  (died 
in  1805),  son  of  Jeremiah  Rankin,  married 
Mary  Clark  (died  July  1.  1836),  daughter 
of  James  and  Nancy  (Reed)  Clark.  They 
had  issue : 

1.  Nancy  married  John  Rubric,  and  re- 
moved to  Beaver  county;  they  had  ten  chil- 
dren. 

Maria    married    Samuel     Johnston, 


of  Mercersburg.  son  of  Thomas  and  Annie 
(Houston)   Johnston. 

3.  Esther  married  Alexander  M. 
Johnston,  of  Mercersburg,  son  of  Thomas 
and   Annie    (Houston)    Johnston. 

4.  James  Clark    (IV). 

(IV)     JAMES     CLARK     RANKIN 
(born  in   Montgomery  township,   Franklin 
countw    Pa.,    June     16,     1800 — died    June. 
1866),  son  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  (Clark) 
Rankin,     was     thoroughly     educated, 
studied  civil   engineering  in   which   lie  was 
an  expert.      He  married,   March  27,    . 
Elizabeth    Watson     (born    in    Green 
Pennsylvania,  died  April  13,  1874),  d 
ter  of  David  and  Rebecca  (Vance)  VY; 
They  had  issue : 

1.  Mary  Jane  born  June  9,  1830,  mar- 
ried Gen.  John  C.  Mc.Nary,  of  Canons 
Washington  Co.,  Pennsylvania. 

2.  Rebecca  Vance  born  Oct.  31, 
1831,  died  Feb.   18,  1865. 

3.  Samuel  Johnston  vborn  June  5. 
1N33— died  Dec.  21.  [891),  was  a  farmer 
and  owned  the  part  of  the  old  Rankin  home- 
stead   that    the    stone    mansion    was   ei 

on.     He  married  March  17.  r8   8 
II.  Knox,  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Margaret 
(Witherow)    Knox,    of    Adams    C"..    Pa. 
Mrs.    Rankin    was    educated    a:     5 
Seminary     and     the     Pennsylvania     £ 
Normal    School   at    Millersville.      Aftei 
was  graduated  she  taught  school  until  her 
marriage.     They  had  issue  : 

(a)  Elizabeth  Watson,  who  received 
her    preparatory    education    at    Mercer- 

,c.     Mercersburg,     and     finish* 
Bordentown  Female  Seminary.  New  Je 
now  owns  the  part  oi  the  Rankin  home 
on  which  is  the  o)<\  stone  man-ion. 

(b)  Margaret  Johnston  died  in  infancy. 
.).     John  W  \ison.  (V). 

5.  ESTH  ER,   b  ':n    March    ~.    183S 
Jan.  o.    1839 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


(>.     Jekemiah   Clark    (born  June   16, 

18.15)  married,  March  25,  1873,  Anna 
Louise  Huber,  of  Gettysburg,  daughter  of 
Dr.  II.  Huber.  He  died  Nov.  2,  1895. 
Their  issue  was:  Harry  Huber  died  111  in- 
fancy; Alary  Jane  married  John  Wardlich, 
a  postal  clerk  on  the  C.  &  R.  railroad  and 
lias  Louise  North  and  Henry  Rankin;  and 
Maria  Louise. 

(V)   JOHN       WATSON       RANKIN 
(horn   in   Montgomery  township,   Franklin 
county,     .May     30,     1835,     tliccI     February, 
1872),   son  of  James  Clark  and    Elizabeth 
(Watson)  Rankin,  was  a  farmer.    He  served 
in  the  Civil  war  in  Company  C,  126th  1'.  V. 
F  Gen.   E.  R.  Tyler's  brigade,  Gen.  Hum- 
phrey's   Corps,   and    was    in    following   en- 
gagements:    Reconnoissance  at  Shepherds- 
town,  Oct.  K.  and  17,  1862;  Rattle  .if  Fred- 
ericksburg, \K\\   13.   1862;  five  days  battle 
at    Chancellorsville,    commencing    May    1. 
1863.    I  R  was  honorably  discharged  on  May 
20,    1863.      He  married   Alary  Dilworth,  of 
Beaver  county,  Pa.,  daughter  of  Hugh  Dil- 
worth, a   fanner  and  owner  of  coal    mines 
and  a  sheep  ranch.     Mrs.   Rankin  was  edu- 
cated at   seminaries  in    Pittsburgh,    I 'a.,  and 
in  Ohi...     She  had  three  brother.-,  John,  Al- 
bert and  Ambrose,  and  two  sisters,  Rebecca, 
deceased,  and   Airs.  Jane  Snyder,  deceased. 
Rev.  Allien  Dilworth  is  a  Presbyterian  min- 
ister   in    California.      John    \Y.    and    Mary 
(Dilworth  1    Rankin,  besides  two  daughters 
who  died  in  infancy,  had  issue: 

1.     James     Clark     (born     June     12, 

1.868),    received    his    preparatory    education 

at  Mercersburg  College,  Mercersburg,  and 
attended  Pennsylvania  College,  Gettysburg, 
until  1888.  He  began  the  study  of  the  law 
under  the  I  Ion.  Francis  Ai.  Kimmell,  of 
Chambersburg,  and  completing  his  studies 
under  lion.  \V.  Rush  Cillan.  was  admitted 
1o  the  Franklin  County  Kir.  in  lNoi.  \itcr 
practicing  his  profession  at   Chambersburg 


for  two  years,  he  went  to  Mercersburg  in 
1895,  where  he  has  since  been  in  active  prac- 
tice.     He    is   attorney    for   the   I 
Mercersburg  and  superintendent  of  the  Mer- 
ccrsburg   Water   Company.      In 
is  a  Democrat,  and  he  was  a  Den,  ■  ratic  can- 
didate for  the  Legislature  in  i8y6,  and  was 
editor  of  Mercersburg  Journal  iron 
until  1903.    Air.  Rankin  married  in  October, 
1897,  Jennette  Forster,  daughter  of  J.  : 
gomery  Forster,  of  Harrisburg,  for  1 
years   Insurance  Commissioner  of   Pennsyl- 
vania;  they    have   one  daughter.    Mai 
F.,  horn  Nov.  10,  1898. 


CULBERTSON    FAMILY.   J(  >SEPH 
CULBERTSON     thorn    in    "Culbei 
Row,"   at    Ballygan,    County   Antrim.    Ire- 
land— died  in  "Culbertson's  Row."  Decem- 
ber, 1704).  was  one  of  three  Irisl 
who   settled   in   the   Cumberland 
what    is    noU    Franklin    county, 
early   period,  certainly   before    1743.     The 
others  were  Alexander,  who  formed  a  com- 
pany for  the  defense  of  the  troi  1 
the  French  and  Indians  after  !'■  . 
feat  in  1755.  and  was  killed  in  the  act 
Sideling  Hill,  April  6,   1750:  and  S 
who  served  with  the  Pennsylvania 
in  the  French  and  Indian  \ 
geant-major  in  Col.  Hugh  Merc-  1  - 
ion  in    1758.      Ml  of  1 
numerous  and  distinguished  posterity.  ] 
Culbertson    married    Man    Brcckii 
sister  of  James  Breckinridge,  win    -  ti 
"Culbertson's  Row."  adjoining  !. 
Culbcrtsons,     where     the     Row     AIK 
stands;    ,,f    Alexander     Brcckinri    . 
went  to  Virginia,  and  was  the  ancestor  of  the 
Breckinridge  family  of  \T . 
tuck)  ;  and  oi   William   Breckini 
settled   on    the   farm   on   which    il 
Spring  Church  was  built.     At  tin 
of  the  French  and  Indian  war,  a   :'■ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


j  29 


built  by  Joseph  Culbertson  on  his  farm  as  a 
place  of  refuge  for  his  neighbors.  It  is  said 
that  it  stood  in  front  of  his  house,  near 
where  the  spring  house  now  stands.  Joesph 
and  Mary  (Breckinridge)  Culbertson  had 
issue : 

1.  SAMUEL,  described  in  the  early  lax 
lists  as  "tm  die  creek,"  was  a  colonel  in  the 
war  of  the  Revolution. 

2.  Joseph  (died  in  1S1S)  wasacolonel 
in  the  Revolution.  His  wife  Margaret,  died 
July  11,  JS3S.  They  had  issue:  Joseph, 
Hugh,  -Jj.'hj),  Margaret,  Mary,  Martha, 
Elizabeth  and  Sarah. 

3.  Robert  (II). 

4.  Margaret  married  a  Duncan. 

5.  Martha  died  young. 

6.  Elizabeth  married  Nov.  16,  1795, 
James  Breckinridge,  sou  of  James  Breckin- 
ridge, the  pioneer.  They  had  a  daughter, 
Mary,  who  married  John  Orj\ 

7.  Makv  married  Samuel  Breckinridge, 
son  of  James  Breckinridge,  the  pioneer,  who 
removed  to  Columbus,  Ohio.  They  had 
issue:  Mary,  Robert,  Nancy,  Martha  and 
Elizabeth,  and  perhaps  others. 

(11)  ROBERT  CULBERTSON  (born 

in  "Culbeilsi  m's  Row,"  July  23,  1755-  (lied 
in  August,  [801),  son  of  Joseph  and  Mary 
(Breckinridge)  Culbertson,  was  a  captain  in 
Col.  Joseph  Armstrong's  Battalion  (the  5th) 
ot  Associators,  September.  1770:  lieutenant- 
colonel  1st  Battalion,  Cumberland  County 
Associators,  July  31,  1777;  lieutenant  colo 
nel  ist  Battalion  of  Militia,  May  14,  1 77S : 
after  the  reorganization,  he  was  commis- 
sioned major  6th  Battalion  of  Militia  May 
10.  1780.  He  succeeded  Matthew  Gregg  as 
assistant  wagon  master  for  Cumberland 
county,  Aug.  14.  r^So.  He  lived  on  a  faun 
in  "Culbertson's  Row.'-  adjoining  that  of  his 
father.  Col.  Culbertson  married  in  177S. 
\nn  Duncan  (died  in  West  Hanover  town- 
ship. Dauphin  county,   \\w\^,   1827),  daugh 


ter  of  William  and  Jane  Duncan,  of  .' 
spring;  they  had  issue:  '  ' 

1.  Joseph  (111;. 

2.  William,  bom  Sept.  15,  17^0,  died 
in  1785. 

3.  Robert,  bom  July    16,    1782,  died 
after   i860. 

4.  Alexander,    born    in    1784,    died 
April,  i8(  9. 

5.  Samuel  Duncan  (IV). 

6.  William,  born  Dec.  12,  1787,  died 
July,  1824. 

7.  Stephen    (born   July    15,    1790 — ■ 
died  July,  1824)  married  Jan.  9,  1S10. 
Hays,  daughter  of  David  and  Martha 

son)   Hays.     They  had  issue:  Robert.  Will- 
iam Trimble,  John  Carren,  Joseph  Tr 
Martha,  Jane  Elizabeth  and  Mary. 

8.  John   Craighead   (born   Sej 

1 791 — died  in   i860),  was  an  officer  in  the 
United  State-  Army.     He  married  S< 
1835,  Jane  Moodey,  daughter  of  Rev, 
and  Elizabeth   1  (raw  ford)   Moodey. 

9.  Mary  (born  April  9,  1793 — died  in 
1852)  married  Dec.  lS,  iSlO,  Wilson 
(born  in  1779 — died  Nov.  11,  1832), 
David  and  Martha  (Wilson)  Hays.  They 
bad  issue:  David,  Robert  Culbertson,  Will- 
iam Hamilton,  Martha  Ann.  Marv  Jane  and 
Elizabeth  Wilson. 

10.  Daniel,  born  April  1 5,  17 
in  1S0S. 

11.  Ann    (born  April    18,  1707)   mar- 
ried May  17.  1821.  Alexander  Mc<  1 

12.  Fames,  bom  ( )ct.  12.  [799, 
'873. 

(Ill)  JOSEPH  CULBERTSON 

Feb.  27.    1770-    died  July  2".   iS;S1. 
Col.  R(  iberl  and  Ann  1  1  >uncan)  I 
became  a  merchant  in  Chambers! 
afterward  became  proprietor  of  the  "1 
lin   Hotel"  on   tin-  public  square  where  the 
Central  Presbyterian  Church  now  stand-.  He 
married  (first).  April  12.  1804,  Mar) 


13°  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

(,!"'n;     m     '78o-died     April     2,     ,8,7)>  (iv)     SAMUEL     DUNCAN     CUI 

■Sterol  Capt.  James  Finley.    They  had    BERTSON   (born  in  "Culbertsons  R 


issue : 


Franklin  county,  Feb.  21,  1;-- 
M,v'  i^^  U;Y  ^"j",;8^-^^  Chambersburg.  Aug.  ,5.  .865), 
Jfaj     28'    .,85f>     ■"'''r^'1     l'"l'1>'    •  -    Robert  and  Ann   .Duncan,   ,  ti0n.  re_ 

(born  m  181  1-  -died  Oct.  r7,  1852).  ceived  a  classical  education  at  letter* 

2      Robert    (born    in     r8o5-died    in    lege,  Canonsburg.    He  studied  medic 

pteb'l    ^  8'     'S3J'     M:"'y    Dr:  Th°maS  WaImsIey>  «  Chambe, 

'  going   with    his   preceptor    to    Hagei 

3'     ^LEXAN°ER"  After  Dr.  Walmsley's  death  he  c 

,.    f;    (vK,'s    D™can    (bom   in    1812—  studies  at  Hagerstovvn  with  Dr.  You 

d.cl  m   1870)   removed  to   Pittsburgh,  and  tending  a  course  of  lecture,  in  ■  ■  ' 

was  agent  for  the  United  States  and  Pilot  Department  of  the  University  of   P 

Ma,     Stage  W     He  marned    Feb.    ,6,  vania.     He  began  to  practice  in  Cha, 

836,  Nancy    Eleanor   Maclay    (born   June  burg  in  ,810.    He  became  an  eminent 

25    1812)    daughter  oi  William  and  Ma,-  can,  and  had  ,1,  degree  of  M    . 

garel   (Culbertson)  Maclay.  upon  him  by  t|ie   Univmi         ^  . 

5;     William    (born   ,n    1814-died   in  war  with  England  in  181 2    ■ 

1857)  was  a  phys,cian  at  Logansport,  Ind.  cestry,  he  shared  in  the  Strug* 

He  yarned  April   11    1837.  Nancy  C.  Mc-  of  volunteers,   he  left  Chambe, 

(     11      ill        1    •inn     it,..-      r.\       "I /">  1      ■»  <  „ 


Culloh,  daughter  of  Thomas  G.  and   Mar- 
garet   (Purviance)    McCulloh.      They   had 


5.  ''si-'  and  marched  to  Buff 


1SSIK 


l.i.rv,;,.,,,,    McCulloh.       I  hey    had  stayed  until  Januarv,  ,813.     He  held  I 

Joseph,  Margaretta  and  Ellen  Bell.  sition  of  First  Lieutenant  until  , 

6.     Mary  d.ed  ,n  1817.  Meadville,  when  they  were  inco, 

Mr.      Culbertson      .named       (second)  ,1k-  ,„  Pennsylvania  Regiment,  and  he  was 

Trances    Stewart    (torn    near    Harrisburg,  made  surgeon,  in  which  capaci^    he  s 

h-uMsie1  '''  J7'  lSr>;)'     ThCy  l'ntilthe>-wercm»?teredout.     [,      - 

1SS"e'  the  British  threatened  Baltimon 

,'/     ^;c^EJ  Simpson   (born  Jan.    ,8.  being  rapidly  raised,  he  was  cl 

8  9-d,ed  at  Shanghai,  China,  Aug.    16,  and  marched  hurriedly,  witl 

.8"-')  was  graduated  at  the  Military  Acad-  hundred  men  of  Franklin  , 

emy  at  "<*'  Poi,1<  '»  '839,  ^Kl  served  until  dangered  city.    There  he  was  once  • 

April  iS,  .851,  when  he  resigned  to  become  vated  to  the  surgeonc)  of  tl 

»  ™«onary  in  China.     He  translated  th«  ,8,5    he   relinquished  his   prac 

B,bl     mto    he  <  hnjese  ,anguage.  in    l855,  ari|,   to  engage  in  businc. 

and  alsopubhshed    Darknessm  the  Flowery  but  he  soon  returned  and  , 

Yo      S,         r,n;'    ,        •     Wl1''  °l  XCU  — '-'  *«*  in  panne* 

York  State;  they  had  one  daughter:  Laura.  Dr.  Jacob  Snvilcr. 

*     J°SEP"    Stkwart,    born    Feb.     ,4.  moved  from  Chaml>erShurg  he  as 

l82i,  d.ed  Sept.  .,     ,830.  Bain  with  him  in  his  practice,  a 

3-      iHADDKus  Ainsworth.  born  May  subsequently    heca.ne    Culhenso,, 

'723;let1^    ;  5°;  ,  Lane   Hc  re,»«i«»*«««« '-  p« 

<hed,1.ehxs:,^.AKv',''>n,Ai,i,,^',"^::;;rl.!r 

tacture  of  straw 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


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moth"  paper  mill  in  Chambersburg.  In 
1843  lie  admitted  his  son  Edmund  into  part- 
nership, and  several  years  later  relinquished 

the  business  entirely  to  his  sons,  Edmund 
and  John  P.  Culbertson.  He  was  connected 
with  the  Franklin  Railroad  during  its  con- 
struction, and  was  president  from  1839-41. 
He  was  also  president  of  the  Bank  of  Cham- 
bersburg for  several  years. 

It  was  Dr.  Culbertson's  professional  ca- 
reer that  made  him  eminent.  In  surgery  he 
was  very  expert  and  daring;  as  an  obstetri- 
cian he  especially  excelled.  He  was  not  un- 
known as  a  medical  writer,  and  a  communi- 
cation of  his  opinion  upon  a  vexed  question 
of  Physiology  attracted  the  attention  and 
hearty  commendation  of  the  celebrated  Pro 
fessor  Chapman.  The  style  of  his  composi- 
tions was  admirable,  strong,  chaste,  and 
easy.  In  his  intercour.se  with  his  medical 
brethren,  he  was  respectful  and  courteous, 
observing  professional  ethics  with  strict 
fidelity,  and  deporting' himself  with  a  delicacy 
that  became  proverbial.  Dr.  Culbertson  mar- 
ried March  it;.  [809,  Nancy  Purviance 
(born  iii  1786 — died  Jan.  1,  1850),  daughter 
•of  Samuel  and  Nancv  Purviance.  The  Pur- 
viance family  was  of  French  Huguenot 
origin.  Mr.  Purviance  was  an  early  paper 
manufacturer  at  Chambersburg.  Dr.  Sam- 
uel 1).  and  Nancy  Culbertson  had  issue: 

1.  Edmund  (V). 

2.  Elizabeth     married     Elihu     Din- 
widdie  Reid  1  VI). 

3.  Albert  (died  at  Monongahela  City, 
July  16,  1S7S1  married  Emma  Brown,  and 
they  had  issue:  Mary,  Nancy.  Samuel  Dun 
can,   Emma  and  James. 

4.  Augustus  H.,  bom  in   1822,  died 
Jan.  23,  1839. 

5.  Ferdinand  (born  April  30,  1S23 — 

died  at  Peoria.  111..  May  7,  1863)  married 
May  5,  1852,  l.avinia  Culbertson;  they  had 
two  children :  Herbert  and  Nancv  Purviance. 


6.  John  Purviance  (bom  Aug.  26, 
1827 — died  Oct.  23,  1900)  married  (first), 
April  \,  1851,  Mary  Belle  Watson,  d 
ter  of  James  Watson;  (second)  Bird  Stur- 
geon, of  Shippensburg ;  and  (third;. 
Wunderlich,  daughter  of  Daniel  K.  Wun- 
derlich.  By  his  last  marriage  there  was 
issue:  John  Purviance,  Charles  A.  and  Will- 
iam Augustus. 

(V)  EDMUND  CULBERTSON  (born 
at     Chambersburg,     Jan.     12,     1812 — died 
March  4.   1883),  son  of  Dr.  Samuel  D.  and 
Nancy    (Purviance)    Culbertson.    was    edu- 
cated at   the  Chambersburg  Academy,  and 
was  graduated  at  Washington  College,  now 
Washington    and    Jefferson,    Washingl 
Pa.      lie  studied   medicine  with 
and  was  graduated  M.  1).  at  Jefferson  Medi- 
cal College,  Philadelphia,  in  1836.     After  re- 
ceiving his  degree  he  practiced  at  Jackson, 
Miss.,  one  year,  and  two  years  at  Sprii  g 
111.    lie  then  returned  to  Chambersburg 
in    [843   entered   into  partnership  with  his 
father  in  the  manufacture  of  straw   i 
lie   continued    with   his    father's   firm    until 
1856.     He  afterward  engaged  in  the  - 
and   commission   business   with   Co',.    D.    I '. 
Gehr  and  William  L.  Chambers,  but 
the  partnership  expired  he  retired.      He  was 
president    of    the    Bank   of   Chamber; 
'873-83;  president  of  the  Franklin  1 
Agricultural  Society;  a  director  of  the  Tay- 
lor Manufacturing  Company ;  and  a  ti 
of  the  balling  Spring  Presbyterian  Church. 
In  politics  he  was  a  Republican.     He  was  a 
member  ^\  the  1.  O.  O.  1-"..  and  tilled,  all  the 
chairs.      Dr.    Culbertson    married    May    14. 
1N44.    Ellen    11.    Kennedy    (born    Aug.    n. 
1S22),  daughter  of  James  J.  and   Marj 
(Cowell)  Kennedy.     They  h.. 

1.  1  .UCY  A-  die.! 

2.  Emma   S.   married    Chauncey    1m** 
[Ives  Family]. 

>.     Samuel  Duncan,  a  civil  ei  . 


\$2  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

4.  Nancy  Purviance  married  Daniel  in  saddle  bags,  thrown  across  him,  fled 

H.   Wingerd    (died  Jan.    10,   1902),  son  of  three  or  four  miles  away  to  the  f- >rt  wlic 

Adam  and  Margaret  (Zellar)   Wingerd,  of  her  husband  was  on  duty.    Elihu  Dinw 

Greencastle.    He  was  graduated  at  Franklin  Reid  served  in  the  war  of  the  Reb 

and  Marshall  College  in   1869,  after  which  lieutenant   of   Company    K,    13th    Pennsyl- 

hc  studied  in  the  Universities  of  Berlin  and  vania   Reserves,  and   afterward  as  quar 

Vienna  for  two  years.    He  studied  law  with  master  and  commissary  of  the  Brigade,  -> .:    - 

Kennedy    &    Stewart,    Chambersburg,    and  ing  in  all  three  years,  and  participating  11 

practiced    his    profession    at    Reading.  They  battles  of  Drainesville,  Fredericksburg,  A11- 

had  issue:     Margaret  Kennedy,  who  died  tietam  and  Gettysburg.     Early  in  li 

young;  and  Edmund  Culbertson.  Reid  engaged  in  the  dry  g Is  business  at 

5.  James  Kennedy  (died  in  Chicago,  Shippcnsburg,  but  came  to  Chambersburg  in 
in  1896)  was  a  farmer  in  Kansas,     lie  mar-  1830,    and    formed   the   dry   goods   firm   of 
ried  Annie  1'.  Armstrong,  of  Hamilton,  (  >n-  Maclay  i\:  Reid.    The  partnership  last< 
tario,  and  they  had  issue:  Sheldon  Maxwell  two  years,  after  which  he  conducted  the  busi- 
and  Archibald  Wingerd.  ness  alone  for  many  years.    Later  he  went  to 

(VI)     ELIZABETH    CULBERTSON  California,    and    lived    at     Sacramento    f 

(born  Jan.  (;,   1814 — died  April  6,   1891),  three  years.    Capt.  Dinwiddie  and  E 

daughter  of  Dr.  Samuel  D.  and  Nancy  (  Pur-  Reid  had  issue: 

viance)    Culbertson,  married   Dec.   _',    [834,  1.      Samuel  D.  C,  born  in  1838, 

Elihu  Dinwiddie  Reid  (born  Jan.  9,  1807 —  1867. 

died  Jan.  9,   1880),  son  of  James  and   [sa-  _».     Edmund,  born  in  1840.  died,  in  1861. 

bella  (Dinwiddie)  Reid,  grandson  of  Hugh  3.     Helen  married  in  December, 

and  Jean   (Crawford)    Dinwiddie,  or  Dun-  William  S.  Stenger   (born  Feb.    13,   l8-i<    I, 

woody,  and  a  descendant  of  the  Dinwoodie  son  of  Peter  and  Christina  (Shearei  l  St 

and  Reid  families  of  Adams  county.  Hugh  ger,  of  Fort  Loudon.     He  was  gradu 

Dinwiddie  was  a  resident  of  Pennsylvania  Franklin  and  Marshall  College  in  185S,   . 

from  1  74  1 ,  and  was  captain  of  a  company  in  was  a    member   of   Congress,    1879-83.    ; 

the  Associated  Companies  of  York  county  in  Secretary  of  the  Commonwealth.    iN\;  S7. 

1756:  major  of  _'d  Battalion  York  Associa-  They  bad  issue:  Walter  Rei  I,  born  in  Feb 

tors  July  28,  1775,  and  lieutenant-colonel  3d  ruary,    [865,  married  Emma   Willi.- 

Battalion,  York  Associators,  July  28,  1775:  Philadelphia;  Harriet  married  Minot  ]• 

and  lieutenant    colonel    3d    Battalion,  York  Bessie;  Helen  Yundt  married  Frank 

Associators,    Dec.    31,     17;!..      The    Din-  Smith    of    Pittsburgh,    Pa.:    William: 

widdies    were    Scotch- Irish     Presbyterians,  inund ;  and  Alexander  is  deceased. 
and     in     politics     were     Whigs,     as     dis-  4.      Annik  married  Dr.  Benjamin  Bow- 

tinguished    from    Tories.      Jean    Crawford,  man  (VII). 

wife  of  Hugh   Dunwiddie,  displayed  great  (VII)     ANNIE    REID,    danj 

courage  during  the   Indian   troubles.      It   is  Elihu  D.  and  Eli  abeth   (Culliertson) 

said  (if  Iter  that  on  April  13.  [758.  seeing  the  married    in    1S71.    Dr.    Rem., 

smoke  from  the  burning  houses  of  her  neigh-  (liorn  in  Cumberland  count)-,  in  ^37), 

bors,  and  realizing  the  flames  must  have  been  ^\   Benjamin  and  Annie  (McO 

kindled   by    Indians,    she  saddled   her   horse,  man.   a    farmer   in   the   Cr.mhc 

and  with  her  lour  little  children  stowed  awav  near  tin    Si  riviT.  1 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,33 

man,  Sr.  (horn  in  1810 — died  in  1888).  was  of  Germany,  and  in  1769  took  up  41 

a  son  of  Jacob  Bowman,  .also  a  farmer.  Dr.  of  land  near  Quickel's  Church,  in  Concwago 

Bowman     had     three    brothers — John     and  township,    York   county.      He   donated    the 

Samuel,    died    in    infancy,   and   Jacob,   died  land    on    which    Quickel's    Church,    on    the 

aged    twenty-two    years — and    two    sisters  Conewago,   now   stands,   by   deed   executed 

Mary,    who    married    John    Morgan;    and  March   17,    1770.     He  also  contributed  the 

Sarah,  who  married  W.  H.  Brenneman.    He  timber    for  the  church,  and  supplied  most 

was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  his  na-  of  the  labor  in  its  construction.     The  edifice 

live  county,  at  the  Whitehill  Academy,  and  was      occupied      by      the      Reformed      and 

at  the  Cumberland  County  Normal  School.  Lutheran  congregations.     One  of  the  stipu- 

He  then  taught  school  for  six  years  in  Cum-  lations  of  the  Quickel  deed   was  that   Bar- 

herland  county.     His  last  engagement  as  a  bara  Quickel,  his  wife,  should  have  a  pew 

teacher  was  with  the  High  School  of  Me-  in  the  church  fur  life.     The  family  tradition 

chanicsburg.      While  he    was    teaching,  he  is  that  he  was  a  captain  in  the  Revolutionary 

read  medicine  with  Dr.  .Michael   Freese.     In  army.      The  parentage  of  his  wife  has  not 

1863,   he   entered   the   New   York    Homeo-  been  ascertained.    He  had  three  sons,  whose 

pathic  Medical   College  and  was  graduated,  names  are   unknown    with   the  exception  of 

Feb.   25,    1865.     He  then   returned  to   Me-  John,    who    settled    on    the    old    hon 
chanicsburg  and  practiced  in  partnership  with  (111    |()I1.\      Ol'lCKKL      inborn      in 

Dr.  Freese  until  July,  1866,  when  he  came  to  York  county.  June  9.    1762),  son  of    l^].n 

Chambersburg,  where  he  has  been  in  active  Michael    Quickel,    was    a    farmer    in    York 

practice  ever  since.     Dr.  Bowman  is  a  senior  county,     lie  married  Elizabeth  Brenneman; 

member  of  the  American  Institute  of  Horn-  they  had  issue,  six  sons  ami  five  dai 

copathy,  becoming  a  member  in  June.  1869.  namely: 
He  belongs  to  the  F.  &  A.  M.    He  is  a  Pres-  1.     John. 

bytcrian  and  a  member  of  the  Falling  Spring  2.     Elizabeth  ( lx>rn  1788 — died  Aug. 

Presbyterian    Church.      Dr.    Bowman    was  6,    1890)    married   Mr.   Kuehn. 
twice  married.     He  married   (first)  in   i860,  3.      Srs.\x  died  unmarried. 

Margaret  J.  Nelson  (died  in  1862),  daugh-  4.      Barbara  died  unmarried. 

tcr  of  Josiah  \Telson,  of  Cumberland  county ;  5.     Michael  (111). 

they  had  one  daughter,  Margaret,  who  died  6.     Christian. 

aged  sixteen  years.     By  his  second  marriage  7.     Anna  married  William  I 

he  had  issue  :  8.      1  lENRY. 

1.  Elizabeth     Culbertson     married  9.     Catharine 
June   n.    [903,  Mervyn    Paul   Randolph,  i>\  10.   Gi-.oKi;r. 

Seattle,  S.tate  of  Washington.  11.  Jacob  died  in  infancy. 

2.  Harriet  Reid,  living  at  home.  (Ill)   MICHAEL  QUICKEL  (bon 

York  county.  Aug.  25,  1704     died  Feb.  _'S. 

QUICKEL   AND   RICE    FAMILIES.  1846),  son  of  John  and  Elizabetl 

John   Michael  Quickel    thorn  July,   1721—  man)  Quickel.  was  a  farmer.     He  marri< 

died    Pec.    1787')    was    the   ancestor   oi   the  Catharine  Krone  (born  Feb.  -\.  1807 

Quickel  family  >A  York  county  and  the  Rice  Sept.   2S.    1897).  daughter  of  George  .1 

family  of  Chambersburg.     At  an  early  date  Catharine     (Lininger)     Krone:    tlicj     ha< 

he  emigrated   from  the  northern  palatinate  issue: 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


i.    Gideon, 

2.  George. 

3.  Anna  married  David  Meiscnhelder. 

4.  Tohias. 

5.  Leah  J.  (IV)  married  Andrew  II. 
Rice. 

(IV)  LEAH  J.  QUICKEL,  daughter 
of  Michael  and  Catharine  (Krone)  Quickel, 
was  married  Jan.  11,  1870,  to  Andrew  II. 
Rice,  son  of 

PETER  P.  RICE  (born  in  1818  -died 
in  J8N7),  who  was  a  farmer  in  Adams 
county,  until  1840,  when  he  settled  near 
Chambersburg.  Peter  1'.  Rice  was  .a  sun 
of  John  Rice,  a  farmer  in  Adams  county, 
who  had  five  children;  Peter  P..  Hannah 
(married  Mr.  Fisher),  Daniel,  Anna  P.  and 
Barbara  (married  Crist  Wingerd).  Peter 
P.  Rice  had  three  sons: 

1.  Andrew  11. 

2.  Amos  H. 

3.  John  A. 

Andrew  II.  Rice  is  a  merchant  in  Cham- 
bersburg.  Andrew  II.  and  Leah  (Quickel) 
Rice  have  issue : 

1.  John  1).,  a  member  of  the  Franklin 
County   Par. 

2.  Naomi   E. 

3.  1).   F.ih-.ak   (V). 

(V)  1).  EDGAR  RICE  (bom  at 
Chambersburg,  Oct.  13.  1875),  son  of  An- 
drew II.  and  Leah  J.  (Quickel)  Rice,  was 
educated  in  the  public  schools  of  his  na- 
tive town  and  was  graduated  at  the  high 
school  in  1891,  at  the  Chambersburg 
Academy  in  1893,  and  at  Pennsylvania  Col- 
lege, Gettysburg,  in  1896,  He  taught  in 
the  Harrisburg  High  School.  [896-98,  and 
was  principal  of  the  Chambersburg  High 
School.  1898-1900.  lie  studied  law  with 
Hon.   W.    Rush  Gillail  and   was  admitted  to 

the   Franklin   County    Bar  in   April.    1001. 

He   was  an   assistant    teacher   in   the   Cham- 
bersburg   Academy,    i<h>i  02,    and    became 


principal  of  the  academy  Aug.  1.  1902.  lie 
is  a  successful  teacher  and  is  making  his 
mark  as  head  master  of  the  old  iemy. 

IK-  is  a  member  of  tin-  First  United  Brethren 
Church. 

. 

ELDER  FAMILY.     The  • 
of   the    Elder    family   of    St.    Thoma«    and 
Peters   townships   is  invoh  ed 
scurity.     James  Elder  came  to  the  neigh- 
borhood about  the  middle  of  tl 
century  with  John  Dixon  and  John  Camp- 
hell.     He  was  enrolled  as  a  pri   ate  ::i  Capt. 
Joseph    Armstrong's    Company    in     1755. 
This  was  the  first  company  formed  in  the 
Province    for   the   defense    of   tl 
against  the  French  and  India::-.     It 
known  whether  this  James  Elder  is  identi- 
cal with  James  Elder  1  born  in  Scotlai 

Ireland,  in  1712 — died  in  Fann< 

Sept.    13.    1818),   an   early    settl 

Valley    with    his    wife    Elizal 

Ireland  in   1714— died  in  Pat'.,  Valley,  July 

17,  1816),  where  he  1  btaineel  : 

a  tract  of  land.  April    10.   1763.      I  ' 

Valley  centenarian  was  a  son 

der,  who  settled  in  Paxtang  I 

Harrisburg.  about    1730.  and  a 

the  Lev.  John  Elder,  : 

and   Derry  Churches.     We  havi 

of  the  family  either  of  Jar. 

Thomas,  or  James  Eldci .  1  I 

are  a    number   oi    Eldei    m  1  n   the 

Rev.  Dr.    fohn  King's  record,  among  them 

Samuel  rider  to  Martha  Pj 

It    is    likely    that    from   this    S  '    came 

James  Elder,  who  is  : 

cestor   o\    the   St.   Thomas    I 

OH  J  AMI'S  ELDER 
li  i\\  us  hip  V>\  cnilx  1 .  1  833 
of  land  near  Bridgeport,  iv        '  He 

was  a    fanner  and  a  mem'  .  1 
We-;   Conocochcague  Pre-' 
and  is  buried  in  the  old  Wa 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


«3S 


near  Lemastcrs.     lie  married  June  i,  1^15, 
Rachel  McAfee;  they  had  issue: 

1.  Mark,  born  in  t.Siu. 

2.  Alexander,  born  in  1 8 1 S. 

3.  Benjamin,  born  in  1820. 

4.  James  Gettys  (III). 

5.  Jane  Elizabeth,  born  in  1828. 

6.  David. 

7.  Rebecca. 

(Ill)  JAMES  GETTYS  ELDER 
(born  Feb.  22,  r822— died  Dec.  16,  1882), 
son  of  James  and  Rachel  (McAfee)  Elder, 
was  brought  up  on  his  father's  farm,  edu- 
cated in  the  public  schools,  and  learned  the 
trade  of  a  whipmaker.  He  engaged  in  the 
business  of  whipmaking  in  the  village  of 
St.  Thomas  and  conducted  it  for  several 
years,  when  he  embarked  in  mercantile  pur- 
suits in  partnership  with  Col.  William  1). 
Dixon,  in  the  same  village.  The  partner- 
ship of  Elder  &  Dixon  lasted  until  after  the 
outbreak  of  the  Civil  war.  Young  Elder 
was  noted  for  his  military  spirit  and  be- 
came first  lieutenant  of  the  Franklin  .Artil- 
lery, under  Capt.  McAllister.  This  organi- 
zation at  St.  Thomas  was  the  rival  of  the 
Irwin  Artillery,  commanded  by  Capt. 
Charles  T.  Campbell.  Lieut.  Elder  suc- 
ceeded to  the  command  of  the  Franklin 
Artillerists,  and  commanded  the  battery  at 
a  military  encampment  held  at  Chambers- 
burg,  in  1850.  At  the  beginning  of  the 
Rebellion  Capt.  Elder  offered  his  company 
to  the  government  immediately  upon  Presi 
dent  Lincoln's  first  call  for  troops,  and  it 
was  mustered  as  Company  C,  2d  1'.  V., 
April  jo,  1861.  The  regiment  participated 
in  (it'n.  Patterson's  advance  into  Virginia 
in  June,  l86l,  and  was  mustered  out  pf 
service  July  26,  1861.  In  the  summer  o\ 
1862  Capt.  Elder  recruited  the  126th  Regi- 
ment, P.  Y.,  of  which  he  was  appointed 
colonel  Aug.  1 3,  1862.  After  its  organiza- 
tion the  regiment   was  attached  to  the   1st 


Brigade,  3d  Division,  5th  Corps.    The  regi- 
ment participated  in  the  march  toward  An- 
tietam,  but  arrived   too  late  for  the 
It  was  afterward  moved  to  Warrcnton  and 
subsequently   to  the  neighborhood  < 
mouth,   Ya..   and   on   the  morning  of   Dec. 
11th   it   marched    from   camp   for   it-    initial 
battle.     For  two  days  it   was  held  in  sus- 
pense to  the  music  of  Burnside's 
cannon,  but  on  the  13th  the  brigade  ci 
the  Rappahannock  by  the  upper  bridge,  and, 
passing  through  the  town  of  Frederic! 
was  led  at  half  past  three  out  along  the  Tele- 
graph Road  to  a  low  meadow  on  the  right, 
where    it    was    exposed    to   a    heavy    : 
artillery.     After  some  delay  it  was  ordered 
to  the   left  of  the  road,  under  covei 
hill.     "That  crest  must  be  carried  lo-i 
Burnside  had  said,  speaking  of  Mar;..  - 
Three  fruitless  attempts  had  been  m: 
carry    the    frowning    heights,    when    Hum- 
phreys' division  was  ordered  up  for 
charge.     Forming  his  brigade  in  t\\  ■ 
the    126th  on   the   right   of  the   -• 
with  orders  to  the  men  not  to  fire,  I    I   I 
rely  solely  on  the  bayonet,  Tyler   sounded 
the    charge.      Ascending    the    hill    in    we'.i 
ordered     lines,    the    brigade    we    I 
past   the  brick  house  on  Marves  Hill,  over 
the    prostrate    lines    of    the    lasl 
column,  to  the  stone  wall  where  the  enemy 
lay.      In   a   moment    that    fatal   wall    was   a 
sheet  oi  flame,  and.  worse  even,  th<   I 
in  the  rear  opened.     Bewildered,  and 
moment  irresolute,  the  brigade  bej 
This    was    fatal.      'Lie    momentum 
charge  was   lost.     Staggering   hack    1 
cover  i.>\   the  house,  and.  descending  ll 
clivity,   it   reformed  at   the    foot 
At  the  head  of  his  men.  heroically 
them  on.  at  the  farthest  |*>int  in  I 
Col    Elder  fell,  severely  wounded 
llis  wound  was  so  serious  and  u. 
so  slow   that  he  was  unable  to  he  present  at 


136  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

the  muster  out  of  the  regiment,   May  20,  terested   in   the  purchase  and   sliipmet  I 

1863.     After  his  discharge  Col.   Elder  re-  hay   from   various  section 

turned  to  his  native  county,  making  his  home  He   was  also  in   active   bush,' 

in  Chambersburg.    He  was  county  treasurer  lines.     He  bought  and  sold  a-  much 

one  term,  1864-66.    He  then  engaged  in  the  hundred  thousand  pounds  of 

banking  business,  and   was  one  of  the  or-  and  was  an  extensive  purchaser 

ganizcrs  and  a  stockholder  of  the  Franklin  especially   potatoes,    in   the   \Y<    I 

County  Bank.    After  retiring  from  the  bank  them  to  Chambersburg  b)   I  >ad  and 

he  gave  his  attention  to  hi^  farm,  just  out-  disposing  of  them  in  the  home  ma  Mr. 

side  of  the  borough  limits,  until  his  death.  Elder     married,     in     1870,     Clara     Iluber, 

Col.  Elder  married  Feb.  17,  1845,  Mar.v  E.  daughter    of    John    and    Man 

Brindle  (born  Feb.  18,  1827— died  Aug.  4,  Huber;they  had  is-ue: 

1903),    daughter    of    John    and    Catherine  i.     Gertrude     married      George      1). 

(Palmer)  Brindle.    James  G.  and  Mary  E.  Woodrow,   auditor  of   the   \\\-t    V 

Elder   had   issue:  Central   Railroad. 

1.  Margaret  C,  born   Feb.    1.    1846,  2.     James,  a  merchant   at    Elkins,    \V. 
died  unmarried,  June  12,   1874.  Va.,  married  Mary  Brown. 

2.  John  W.  (IV).  3-     John       W.,      married 

3.  Amelia    J.    married    Charles    Gehr  Kramer,  and  they  have  one 
(Gehr  Family).  Elder. 

4.  Carrie  Belle,  born  Oct.  9,   1854,  4.     William. 
died  unmarried,  April   17,  187J.  5-     Belle. 

5.  Fanny    married    J.    Wilson    Hum-  6.     Wilson  II. 
bird.  7.    George  W. 

6.  James.  8.     C.  Price. 

7.  Bruce,  living  in  Chambersburg. 

8.  William     Dixon     married     Anna  DICKSON"    and    DIXSON 
Carlisle  Grove  (horn  Aug.   14,   1870 — died  John  Dixson,  or  Dickson  (b 

Jan.  _>4,  K)oi),  daughter  of  X.   Pearse  and  in  1690,  of  the  Clan  Argylc),  the  ai 

Margaret    W.    (Seibert)    Grove;   they   hail  the  Dickson  and  Dixon  families  1 

issue:    Margaret  and  lames.  county,  came  to  tin    I 

(IV)   JOHN  W,  ELDER   (born  in  St.  with  Charles  Campbell  in  1735.  and  in  1737 

Thomas,    June    10,     1848  -died    Nov.     1  2,  settled  0:1  the  farm  in  St.  Th< 

1903)1  son  of  James  Gettys  and  Mary   E.  where  his  descendants  still  live.     The  r 

(Brindle)   Elder,  was  educated  in  the  pub-  of  his  wife  has  not  been  asccrtai 

lie    schools    of    Chambersburg.     When    he  "had  eight  sons  and  one  daughter. 
was  twenty  years  old  he  accepted  a  position  1.     John  was  killed  by  the  Ind 

in    llu    post,, nice   at    Philadelphia,   but    after  the   continence   oi   the   two  brand 

a  few  months  he  resigned  to  become  agent  Conococheague. 
for  the  Adams  Express  Company  in  Cham-  2.     Roreri  served 

bersburg;     lie  held  this  position  tor  seven  Joseph  Armstrong's  company  f< 

years.     In  1875  he  embarked  in  the  grocery  "i  the  frontier  against  the  Frcnc 

business,  in  which  he  was  engaged  until  his  diaus  in   1755.  an.!  v.  as  a  soldier  1 

death.     After    1SS0  he  was  extensively  in-  olution.     He  had.  a  son.  Willi. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


I.  7 


in  1784,  leaving  two  daughters:  Katharine 
and  Rachel. 

3.  William  (II). 

4.  Samuel. 

5.  Joseph. 

6.  David. 

7.  George. 

8.  James. 

9.  A  daughter  married  Matthew  Gie- 
land  and  moved  to  Western  Pennsylvania, 
near  the  Ohio  line;  they  had  a  large  family. 

(]])  WILLIAM  DIXON  (born  in 
1732 — died  November,  1812),  son  of  John 
Dixson,  the  emigrant,  was  brought  to  St. 
Thomas  township  by  his  parents  in  his  in- 
fancy. When  only  nine  years  old  he  was 
stolen  by  the  Indians  and  concealed  in  a 
cave  near  his  home,  but  was  brought  to  his 
parents  by  a  friendly  squaw.  He  joined  the 
•company  under  Capt.  Joseph  Armstrong, 
Aug.  5,  1755.  the  first  organization  formed 
in  the  Conococbeague  valley  after  Brad- 
dock's  defeat,  lie  served  until  the  close  of 
the  French  and  Indian  war.  being  a  sergeant 
in  Captain  Armstrong's  company,  of  the 
Second  battalion  of  the  Pennsylvania  regi- 
ment. He  was  with  Major  Dunwoody  in  an 
action  near  Knobsville,  in  what  is  now  Ful- 
ton county,  in  which  Dunwoody  and  his  en- 
tire command  were  massacred,  only  Sergeant 
Dixon  and  two  others  escaping  with  their 
lives.  He  was  an  ensign  in  active  service  in 
the  Revolution.  Mr.  Dixon  married  Aug.  1. 
1767,  Agnes  Dunlop;  they  had  issue: 

i.     Samuel,  horn   Aug.    10.    17(18. 

2.  John,   horn    June    24,    1770. 

3.  Margaret  (born  Sept.  26, -1772) 
married  May  25,   1815,  John  Falls. 

4.  W'ni  iam  horn  t  VI.  1  1,  1774. 

5.  Agnes  (bom  Feb.  1.  1777^  died  un- 
married. 

6.  Mary  (born  Feb.  n.  1770)  married 
March  31,  1803,  Robert  Bratten. 

7-    James  (III). 


8.     David  (IV). 

(III)  JAMES  DICKSON  (born  near 
St.  Thomas.  Nov.  28.  178 1 — died  in  Knox 
county,  111.,  in  1848),  son  of  William  and 
Agnes  (Dunlop)  Dixon,  was  a  Franklin 
county  farmer  until  1839.  when  he  removed 
to  the  neighborhood  of  Knoxville,  111 

was  a  stock  dealer  in  the  western  country 
before  the  era  of  railroad.,  lie  was  a  Pres- 
byterian.  Mr.  Dickson  married  June  15, 
1814,  Jane  Bratten  (died  in  1840)  ;  they  had 
issue : 

1.  William  (born  June  5.  1815  — 
died  in  Chicago,   1835  1  ;  In-  was  a  printer. 

2.  Mary  thorn  Nov.  2,  1817 — died  at 
Stockton,  Cal..  1870)  was  twice  married. 

3.  John  (V). 

4.  IIikam,  bom  Sept.  2,   1825, 
St.   I  Ielena.  Cal..   1869. 

5.  Jane   Ann    (b  'in  Jan.   22. 
married  Joel  Smull,  and  is  now  a  widow  liv- 
ing  in    Chicago.      She    has   one    son, 
Smull. 

6.  Margaret  (born  Nov.  jo. 

died  at  Springfield,  111.)  married  Madison 
Archer. 

7.  Charles  Campbell,  born  Dec.  26, 
1832,  died  at  Wilmington,  111.,  in  1854. 

8.  Elizabeth  (born  Nov.  18.  1836— 
died  in  California)  manic:  Mr.  Winter- 
inger. 

(IV)  DAVID  DIXON  (bom  in  St. 
Thomas  township.  Nov.  22.  1780     ,1 

20.  1849),  son  >'i  William  and  Ag 
lop)   Dixon,  was  a  farmer  on  the 
homestead,     lie  was  a  member  of  the 
byterian    Church.      Mr.    Dixon    married 
May,  1833,  Catharine  (Jeffrey)  Ager 
in    1791-  died   Jan.    18.    1871  ),    w 
Thomas    Agcr  and   daughter  of    ': 
ami    Annie    (Swan)    Jeffrey.      She    \ 
granddaughter  oi  John  and  Rad 
hers")  Jeffrey,  Rachel  Chambers  I  . 
ter  oi  Col.  Benjamin  Chambers,  tl 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


of  Chambersburg.  Benjamin  Jeffrey,  .Mrs. 
Dixon's  father,  served  in  the  Revolution 
and  was  wounded  in  the  shoulder  at  the  battle 
of  Brandywine  by  a  British  light  horseman. 
Her  brother,  John  Jeffrey,  marched  to  Eric 
in  1814  as  a  member  of  Capt.  Samuel  Gor- 
don's company  and  died  in  the  service. 
David  and  Catharine  Dixon  bad  issue: 

1.     William  DuNLOP  (VI). 

(V)  JOHN  DICKSON  (born  near  St. 
Thomas,  June  1 5,  1820),  son  of  James  and 
Jane  (Bratten)  Dickson,  was  reared  on  a 
farm  and  received  his  education  in  the  com- 
mon schools.  In  1840  he  entered  the  Gales- 
burg  (111.)  Academy,  but  after  a  short  stay 
there  a  severe  attack  of  fever  and  ague  com- 
pelled him  to  abandon  his  studies.  He  then 
returned  to  his  native  county  and  became  a 
teacher  in  the  public  schools.  Although 
brought  up  a  Presbyterian  he  embraced  the 
tenets  of  the  United  Brethren  in  Christ,  in 

1843,  and  was  licensed  to  exhort  in  January, 

1844,  and  to  preach  Aug.  9,  1845.  His  first 
circuit  was  in  Perry  county,  lie  continued 
in  the  itinerancy  during  the  first  six  years  of 
bis  ministry.  lie  was  ordained  Jan.  26, 
1850.  1  lis  first  station  was  Chambersburg, 
1851-54.  The  first  church  building  was  in  a 
very  dilapidated  condition  when  he  began  his 
work  in  Chambersburg,  hut  he  succeeded  in 
building  a  new  church.  In  1862  he  was  ap 
pointed  to  Chambersburg  for  the  sco 
time,  and  he  at  once  went  to  work  to  secure  a 
parsonage  for  the  congregation,  in  which  be 
succeeded.  In  the  meantime  he  had  been 
for    four   years  a   presiding  elder.      lie  also 

built  a  church  for  the  Mechanicsburg  con- 
gregation before  returning  to  Chambers- 
burg.     Altogether    he   served    twenty-three 

years  before  he   was  elected  bishop,  ill    1S69. 

lie  was  reelected  annually  for  twenty  four 
years,  lie  is  now  living  in  retirement  alter 
sixty  years  in  the  ministry,  Dr.  Dickson 
married   Nov.   14,   [848,  Mary  Jane  Adair, 


daughter  of  William  and  Agnes  Ad; 
Big  Spring,  Cumberland  county;  the; 
issue : 

i.     William   Adair    (born    Auj 
1849)    received   a  business   1 
commercial  school  in  Philadelphia,  bin 
afterward  graduated  at  Union  Biblical  .- 
inary,  Dayton,  Ohio,  and  entered  l 
istry  of  the  United  Brethren  in  Christ.     lie 
was  at  one  time  bookkeeper   in   the  I  .    B. 
Publishing  House  at  Day!' 1:1.     He  v. 
gaged  in  mercantile  pursuits  at  Chambers- 
bury   for  a  number  of  years  but   lati 
turned   to  the  active  ministry.     He  is  now 
pastor  of  the  Dillsburg  charge,  1903.     Mr. 
Dickson  married  Emma  Kuhn,  d 
John    and    Elizabeth     (Skelly)     Kuhi 
Chambersburg;  they  have  issue:  Ma< 
ried  Wilber  Byer,  and  has  1  ns,  V 

Dickson  and  John  Robert)  ; 
and  Emma. 

2.  John     Dunlof     (born     Dec     19, 
1S52)  is  a  carpenter  in  Chicag  ■.     He 

ried  Elizabeth  Cowan,  of  Colm   bus. 
they    have    issue:    Williai 
Ralph  Cowan,  1  tarry  and  ( 

3.  Charles    1  Ioke     (born    ( >ct.     31 . 
1  855  )  lives  at  Los  Angeles. 

4.  Clarence  B.  (born  April  24 
married    Miss    Rosecrans,    of    Westci 
Ohio.     1  le  graduated  at  O 

is  a  physician  in  Los  Angck  s,  Cal 

5.  Margaret  t  Madge  |  (bon 
i860)   was  graduated  at  Otterbcin  l*i 
sity.     She  was  graduated  M.  P..  at  ' 
land,  and  spent  a  year  at  the  L'ni  ■ 
Berlin,1  being  the  first  woman  l     1    I 
Medical  Department.     She 

M.    Mateer,   a    Presbyterian    miss 
China,  and  accompanied  him,  in   1S90,  as 
medical  missionary. 

(>.      M  \ks    Al  K  r   (hoi  n  1  >cl    :.: 
was  graduated  at  OtterU-in  l*nb  1 
was    principal    i^i    the    la 


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Erie  Conference  Seminary.  She  married 
J'rof.  Loos,  of  Western  College,  Iowa,  in 
which  she  was  Professor  of  Greek  and  Ger- 
man; they  have  issue:  Carl,  Alice,  Helen, 
Chester  and  Belle. 

7.  Jennie  May  (horn  June  11,  jSo-j 
married  J.  C.  Oy'er,  of  Chambersburg,  Pa.; 
they  have  two  children,  John  1).  and  William 
Adair. 

(VI)  WILLIAM  DUNLOP  DIXON 
(horn  in  St.  Thomas  township,  Dec.  11, 
1833),  son  of  David  and  Catharine  (Jeffrey) 
Dixon,  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  and 
at  Millwood  Academy  at  Shade  Gap.  He 
followed  farming  until  he  was  twenty-two 
years  old  and  was  afterward  engaged  in  mer- 
cantile business  at  St.  Thomas  for  fourteen 
years.  He  has  since  lived  on  his  farm  north 
of  St.  Thomas.  At  the  beginning  ( if  the  Civil 
war  he  organized  a  company  for  the  three 
months'  service,  hut  owing  to  the  great  num- 
ber of  volunteers  it  was  not  mustered.  The 
company  was  immediately  reorganized  for 
the  three  years'  service  and  was  mustered  in 
April  24,  [86l,  with  Mr.  Dixon  as  captain. 
Upon  tin'  organization  of  the  Pennsylvania 
Reserves  il  was  designated  as  Company  1). 
6th  Regiment,  35th  1'.  V.  The  regiment  was 
sent  to  the  front  to  assist  in  the  defense  of 
Washington  in  June,  1861,  and  was  assigned 
to  the  3d  Brigade  of  Gen.  McCall's  Division. 
It  first  went  into  action  at  Dranesville,  Va.. 
Dec.  jo,  i  So  1 .  The  regiment  participated 
with  the  Reserves  in  the  seven  days'  battle  in 
front  of  Richmond  and  left  the  peninsula  in 
August,  1862,  lo  see  war  in  its  sternest  as- 
pect at  (he  second  battle  of  Bull  Run.  Then 
by  a  forced  march  the  command  was  hur- 
ried to  Antietam,  on  Sept.  14th,  reaching 
South  Mountain,  where  the  regiment  lost 
heavily,  being  on  the  extreme  righl  that 
turned  the  enemy's  left  Hank.  They  re- 
mained there  that  night,  and  the  next  morn- 
ing,  with   the  brigade,   marched   to    Keedvs- 


ville  and  camped   for  the  night  near  a  mill 
on  Antietam  creek.     On  the  morning 
1  Oth  a  general  forward  movement 
the  6th  moving  with  the  brigade 
creek   where  the   enemy's   line   was   ; 
and  on  the  afternoon  of  that  day.  together 
with  the  famous  "Bucktail"  Regiment,  they 
opened  the  battle  of  Antietam.    Out'..  ! 
the   following   day  the   regiment   assisted   in 
the  stubborn  contests  in  the  cornfield,  where 
the  enemy  was  driven  back,  meeting  wil 
aggregate  loss  of  132.  and  they  were  1 
lieved  until  10  a.  m.  on  the  17th. 
under   Franklin   on   the  left   at    Fredericks- 
burg, the  6th  Reserves  lost  one-third 
entire  number.     Capt.  Dixon  wa- 
in December,  1862,  t"  he  acting  maj   r.  and 
served  in  that  capacity  until  May  23. 
when  he  was  promoted  t"  he  lieul 
onel.    Arrivingat  Gettysburg  at  2  p.  m.,  July 

2,  [863,  the  regiment  charged   from 
Round  Top  after  Gen.  Sykes'  Regulars  were 
repulsed,  when  the  3d  Corps  under  S 

was  defeated   with  heavy  loss.      L     .•.-Col. 

Dixon   was   wounded    in    the  char< 

eve  >'i  the  3d  of  July.    He  was  breveted  July 

3.  1863,  for  gallant  and  meritorious 
Gettysburg.     Gen.  Dixon  was  v. 
his  left  knee  at   Dranesville,   Va  . 
l86l  ;  lie  was  wounded  in  the  head  an  ' 
shoulder  near  Harrison's  Landing,  Va..  July 
_'.   [862;  on  July  3.   1863,  he  rcc< 

wound  in  the  face  at  Gettysburg.  Pa 
at    Bethesda,    Va.,   June    10.    iSo^    I  . 
struck  in  the  left  breast  by  a  spent  ball      He 
received    the   brevet    rank    oi   briga 
end.  March   11.    1865.  for  gallant 
torious  conduct   in  the  battles  of  S; 
van  in  Court  House.  North  Anna.  K 
Bethesda  Church,     t  )n  the  Inst  ■' 
regiment's  term  oi  service,  when  nnh    i.;<> 
veterans    remained,    it   captured    102   | 
ers.    fortune   pei  mining    a    u;'  '  •  ! 

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140  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

xnanding     officer.        No     Franklin     conn-  Conococheaguc  country   was   in  the   Prov- 

ty    officer,    when    the    regiment    was  mus-  incc    belonging    to    Lord    Baltimore 

tered    out,    June     11.     1863,    Iiad    a    war  McLanahan's  will  was  made  June  6,   1764, 

record  more  brilliant  than  Col.  Dixon.  After  and  probated  Ma)  27,  1777.     In  the  mean 

tlie  Civil  war  Gen.  Dixon  resumed  the  mer-  time  one  of  the  subscribing  witi 

cantile  business  at  St.  Thomas,  in  which  he  uel  Bigger,  had  either  died  ed  fron 

•continued  until  1872.  In  politics  he  is  an  in-  the  Conocochcague  settlement ; 

dependent    Republican.     In  religion  he  is  a  Moorhead   was  dead,  and  his  hand-wrilii 

Presbyterian.      Socially   he   belongs    to   the  was  proved  by  his  son,  James;  and   Mary 

Loyal   Legion   and   the  Masonic   fraternity,  Breakinaudy    (Brackinridge)    had    married, 

having  been  a  member  of  George  Washing-  becoming   Mary    Walker.      After   pi 

ton  Lodge,  No  1.13,  F.  &  A.  M.,  for  the  past  for  his  wife.  Mary,  who  was  made  exe 

thirty-six  years.  he  divided  his  land  between  hi-  two  sons.  He 

William    D.    Dixon    married    June    14,  also  disposed  of  his  four  slaves,  Dick.    - 

1855,   Martha   Gillan    (born    in    1833 — died  Doll  and  Milley.      If  the  women  we 1 

Nov.  23,    1902),  daughter  of  William  and  the  will  declare.!  that     I  I  Milley  i-  to 

Sarah    (Dyarman)    Gillan;  they  had   issue:  he  learned  to  Reed  the  Bible  by  theii 

1.  David  Jeffrey,   a    veterinary   sur-  ters."     James   and    Mary   McLanahan   had 
geon   at   Hoboken,   N.   J.,   married   Isabelle  issue: 

MacMurray.   of   Westfield,    N.    J.,    in    1903.  1.      James    (II). 

lie   was  graduated    from   Mercersbr.rg  Col-  2.     Jon.x    (111)- 

lege  in   1878,  and  received  his  professional  (II)  JAMES  McLANAHAN 

training  at  the  American  Veterinary  College  Antrim  township,  in    1735 — c  ied   April    i~. 

of  New  York  City,  from  which  he  was  grad-  1823),   son   of  James  and   Mary   McLana- 

nated  in   1881.  ban,    was   a    farmer.      lie   married    [< 

2.  Margaret  died  during  the  battle  of  Craig  (born  in  17.(3 — died  Sept.  10.  iSi 
Antietam.  of  the  Eastern  Shore,  of  Man  ' 

3.  Sarah  Catherine  married  Edgar  issue: 

1'..  Diehl  I  see  Diehl  Family].     She  acquired  1.     John   (1Y). 

her  education  at  Wilson  College.  Chambers-  2.     James  (born  \:\   I/67 — died  in  La.! 

burg,  and  St.  Joseph's  Academy,  Emmits  timore)    married    Elizabeth    B 

burg.  Md.,  from  which  she  was  graduated  January,  1775),  daughter  of  J 

in  18S9.  belli  (Johnston) 

3.     Robert  r<  lunty. 

McLANAHAN      FAMILY.     JAMES  lie  married   Rebecca   Dunlop,  dauj 

Mel    WAHAX   (born  in  Ireland     died  in  Col.  James  and  Jaiu 

Antrim  township,  in    1777).  the  ancestor  <.<i  are  known  to  have  had  t\\  .  :   lame 

tin-  McLanahan  family  of  Franklin  county,  and   lane.     After  his  death  bis  widow  mar- 

was  one  of  the  early  settlers  in  the  C>n>>  rictl  Roberl  Steele, 
cocheague    valley,      lie    came    to    Antrim  4.     William   (V). 

township  about    1731.  and  obtained  a  war-  3.      Margaret  married  Tit 

rant  for  tracts  of  land,  comprising  900  acres,  (died  in    1819):  they  had  issue;     l 

July  3,  1742.    It  is  probable  th.it  he  first  oh  James.  Isabella,  Nancy.  Susan.  Rel>ccca 

lained  a  Marvland  grant,  believing  that  the  Sarah. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,4, 

6.  Samuel  (VI).  They   were  sons  of   James   and    Elizabeth 

7.  Joseph  died  suddenly  in  1820,  while  (Brown-Findlay)  Johnston.  Their  mother 
doing  business  in  the  office  of  Hon.  James  was  a  daughter  of  Adjutant  Brown,  one  of 
Riddle.  the  defenders  of  Londonderry,  and  she  was 

8.  Mary     married     William     Allison  the  widow  of  Samuel  Findlay,  an  earl 

( V 1 J ) .  tier    on    the    West    Conococheague.     Col 

9.  Sarah   (died  June  io,   1842)   mar-  Thomas  Johnston   (bom  in    1744— died  ;■ 
ried  Rev.  Joseph  McElroy,  for  many  years  Mooredale,  Carlisle,  the  home  of  his  daiigh 
pastor  of  the  Scotch  Presbyterian  Church,  ter  Nancy,  December,  18 19)  was  adjutant  of 
New  York  City.  Col.  Abraham  Smith's  battalion,  C.  C.  A.. 

10.  Isabella  married  Capt.  Johnston.  1777-79.  and  a  captain  in  Licut.-Col.  James 
of  Hancock',  Missouri.  Johnston's     battalion,     in      17&  1.      Captaii 

ii.      Rebecca    married   John    McLana-  Johnston   was   in   active   service  and   served 

han    (III-l  ).  under  Wayne  at  Paoli,  in  1777.     In  his  will 

(III)  JOHN  McLANAHAN  (born  in  he  left  his  sword  and  rifle  to  his  son  Janice 
1737 — died  Oct.  4,  1797),  son  of  John  ami  He  was  appointed  a  Justice  of  the  Peace  of 
Mary  McLanahan,  was  a  farmer  in  Antrim  Antrim  township,  April  18,  1782,  and  Lieut. 
township.  He  married  Rebecca  Agnew  Colonel  of  the  2nd  Battalion,  Pennsylvania 
(horn  May  3.  1749),  daughter  of  James  and  Militia,  May  1,  1780.  He  was  a  Si  il 
Rebecca  (Scott)  Agnew ;  they  had  issue :  ator,   1794-18113.     His  wife  Martha 

1.  John    (died    October,    1830)    mar-  died     in     August,     1811.     They     had    chil 
ried  March  25,   j  80(1,    his    cousin   Rebecca  dren  :    James ;  Thomas ;  Nancy,  who  married 
McLanahan,  daughter  of  James  and  Isabella  James  Moore;  Elizabeth,  who  married 
(Craig)  McLanahan ;  they  had  issue :  John,  -.McLanahan:    and    Martha,    who    married 
James,    William,    Rebecca,    Sarah,    Isabella  Stephen  O.  Brown.    John  and  Elizabeth  Mc- 
and  Mary.                                                    .  Lanahan  had  issue: 

2.  James,  born  March  _>o,   1781,  died  1.     John   B.  (VIII). 

June  19,  1795.  -     James  Johnston    (born    Nov.    15, 

3.  Mary    married    Nathan    McDowell  1791,  died  at  Warner  Hall,  on  the  Norl 
[McDowell  Family].  Shore  <<\  Virginia,  in   1829)  married  Sept. 

(IV)  JOHN  McLANAHAN   (horn  in  8,  1818,  Eliza  Tenant  (born  Nov.  14,  r; 
1765 — died   Feb.    15,    1848),  son  of  James  daughter   i'\    Col.   James   Tenant,  oi   Ball 
and  Isabella   (Craig)   McLanahan,  lived  at  more ;  diey  had  issue :    Mary  Elizabeth,  1> 
Prospect      Hall     Farm,     adjacent    to    Green-  April    22,    [820,    died    1828;    Isabella,    b 
castle.    He  died  at  the  home  of  his  daughter,  Sept.    16,    1821;  Tenant,  horn   August    18, 
Mrs.    Isabella    E.  J.    Brown,   in    Baltimore.  1823,  killed  in  action    at    San    Jose 

Mr.     McLanahan    married    Feb.     17,     1780,  Shepherd,  horn  Sept.    10,    1825,  died  at   ]\.\- 

Elizabeth   Johnston    (horn   Jan.    17.    1771 —  vana,  Cuba,  of  yellow    fever.  Sep:.  7.   1S5S; 

died    March    26,    1849),   daughter   of    Col.  John,  born  July  21,  1827,  died  at  Baltim 

riiomas    and    Martha    (Beatty)    Johnston.  Emily,  bom  Oct.  it.  1828,  married 

v  ol,  Johnston  was  one  of  the  four  Johnston  Price,  of  Baltimore,  Md.,  and  has  lit 

brothers  of  Antrim  township,  the  others  be-  dren,   two  daughters  and   one    - 

>"g.  Col.  James.  Major  John  and  Dr.  Robert  died  aged  three  years. 

Johnston,   all    soldiers   of    the    Revolution.         3.    Johnston,  bom  Jan.  17.  1791.  die 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


at  the  house  of  his  brother,  John  B.  McLana- 
lian  in  Chambersburg,  May  5,  18^5. 

4.  Martha,  born  May  3,  1790,  died 
Eeb.  12,  1 79 1. 

5.  Isabella  Eliza  Johnston-  married 
in  [819,  George  Brown,  of  Baltimore;  they 
had  issue:  Elizabeth,  burn  May  15,  1821, 
died  unmarried;  Alexander,  born  May  21, 
1823,  married  Miss  Colgate  Nesbit,  of  Balti- 
more; Grace  Ann,  born  Jan.  7,  1825.  married 
Edward  Greenway,  of  Baltimore;  Isabella, 
born  Oct.  18,  1827,  married  William  Gra- 
ham ;  George  Stewart  married  Harriet  Eaton 
mid  their  son  Alexander,  is  the  present  head 
•of  the  firm  of  Alex.  Brown  &  Sons. 

(V)  WILLIAM  McLANAHAN  (born 
in  1772,  died  Dec.  27,  1S33)  was  a  farmer  in 
Antrim  township.  He  married  Mary  Gregg 
(born  Nov.  2,  1788,  died  Jan.  9,  1826), 
daughter  of  Andrew  and  Martha  1  1 'otter) 
'Gregg.  Mr.  Gregg  was  United  States  Sen- 
ator from  Pennsylvania,  1807-13,  and  Mrs. 
Gregg  was  a  daughter  of  Gen.  James  Potter. 
They  were  the  grandparents  of  Gov.  Andrew 
G.  Curtin.  William  and  Mary  McLanahan 
had  issue : 

1.  Andrew    Gregg    (born    Aug.    12, 

1807)   was  a  farmer  on  the  old   Mel.anahan 

homestead,  west  of  Greencastle.  He  mar- 
ried, in  1837,  A.  Elizabeth  Doyle  (died 
March  28,  1880),  daughter  of  George 
Doyle;  they  had  issue:  E.  Ormond,  Dick, 
Andrew  ('•.,  Celia.  Jessie,  and  Alice. 

2.  James  Xavier  (born  in  1809,  died 
in  New  York,  Dec.  16,  t86i),  was  a  lawyer 
in  Chambersburg,  a  Stale  Senator,  [842-45, 
and  a  Representative  in  Congress,   [849-53. 

lie  married  in  1843.  McBride, 

daughter  of  James  McBride,  a  merchant  in 
New    York;  they  had  one  son.  George. 

3.  ISABELLA  married  Dr.  Joseph  P. 
1  Hester    (1  liesler   family). 

4.  Mary    married    Dr.    John    Custis 

Richards  vborn  in  Baltimore,  June  1,  1812, 


died  June#i,  1874).  a  prominent 
of  Chambersburg;  they  had   issue: 
who  married  Mars  ton  Niles,  of  New 
Sarah,   and    Daisy,    who  married     II" 
Thomas,   of  New    York. 

(VI)  SAMUEL  M«  LAN  MIAN  (born 
Sept.  11.  1775,  died  Nov.  20.  1847), 
James    and    Isabella     (Craig  I     McLai 

was  a  farmer  in  Antrim  township.  He  mar- 
ried Dec.  30,  1806,  Margaret  Allison  (born 
.April  24.   1775,  died  Nov.   17  laugh- 

ter of  Col.  John  and  Elizabeth  (Wilkin) 
Allison.     John  Allison   was  f  Will- 

iam and  Catharine  (Craig;  Allison,  the  first 
settlers  where  the  town  of  Greencastle  is 
now  situated.  He  commanded  a  reg  1 
in  the  "Flying  Camp.*'  in  177".  and  was  a 
member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Convention  that 
ratified  the  Federal  Constituti  ..  in  [788 
Samuel  and  Margaret  Mel.anahan  had 
issue  : 

1.    John  Allison  (born  An 
died  Jan.   (6,  1837)  married  Dec    23,      : 
Mary  A.  E.  Davidson  (died  March  8.  1 E 
daughter  of  John  M.  and  Mary  1  McLaugh- 
lin)   Davidson;    they    had    one    son,    Job:: 
Davidson,  born  ]uiw  5,  1837,  du  I  Dec.  3  . 
[837. 

Robert,  bom  Sept.   19,   1809,  died 
Oct.  30,  1857. 

3.  Margaret  V.  married  J  >hn  M.  Mc- 
I )  well  t  McDowell  Family  1. 

4.  James  Craig  (bom  Sept    12,     ! 
died  in   1893)  married  April  o.   ' 
Kennedy    (bom    Feb.    II.    1832, 

25.  185  0.  daughter  of  \^>v.  Stewart  and  Ann 
(Ferguson)     Kennedy:     they     had 
Stewart    Kennedy,    who    il 
Samuel,  born   Feb.    12,    1853,  a  minis 
the  Presbyterian  Church,  and  a  former  mis- 
sionary at  Shantung,  China. 

(VII)  MARY  McLANAHAN  (born  in 
1771  -dud  \\\-  7.  1848),  daughter  of  James 
and  Isabella   (Craig)    McLanahan,  married 


IllOGKAI'IIICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


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William  Allison  (born  Nov.  15,  1749,  died 
Sept.  4,  1825),  son  of  William  and  Cath- 
arine (Craig)  Allium,  the  pioneer  settlers 
of  Greencastle.  lie  was  County  Commis- 
sioner of  Franklin  county,  [788-90,  and 
]797"9('-     They  had  issue: 

1.  William,  a  lawyer,  died  at  Wash- 
ington, Kentucky. 

2.  John. 

3.  James  (horn  June  5,  1 79M.  died 
Jan.  25,  (86l)  lived  near  Greencastle.  lie 
married  Susan  M.  Brown  (horn  Dec.  10, 
1795,  died  Jan.  29,  l86l);  they  had  issue: 
William,  who  married  Susan  Reid,  and 
had  William,  Herbert,  James,  Maud  and 
Isabella;  Thomas,  horn  in  1828,  and  died 
Feb.  8,  1858;  James,  who  married  Susan 
E.  Campbell,  and  had  James,  Edward  and 
Hugh  Craig;  Louisa;  and  Mary. 

4.  ROBERT  left  home  and  was  not 
traced. 

5.  Samuel  married  Sarah  Gurley,  and 
they  had  issue:  John   R.,  Mary,  and   Louisa. 

6.  Joseph. 

7.  Isabella  Craig  (born  June  14. 
1794,  died  May  15,  1X50)  married  March 
25,  1819,  Dr.  John  Boggs  (horn  Aug.  17. 
1787,  died  July  12,  1847),  son  of  John 
and  Jane  (Irwin)  BoggS,  a  physician,  lie 
practiced  his  profession  in  Greencastle.  In 
1814  he  served  in  Capt.  Andrew  Robison's 
company  lor  the  defense  of  Baltimore,  and 
was  appointed  assistant  surgeon  to  Dr.  John 
McClellan,  surgeon  of  Col.  Findlay's  regi- 
ment. They  had  issue:  Francis  Johnston, 
born  Nov.  l8,  1825,  married  Nannie  Ir- 
vine Pattison,  and  had  James  B.,  Francis 
J.,  Percj  R.,  Fanny  ]..  S.  Virginia,  Isa- 
bella Allison,  Mary  1...  and  Edith  W.  ; 
William  Allison  hoi  n  Oct.  2d,  1828,  was  a 
lawyer  and  married  Sus.m  Weeks,  oi  Gales- 
burg,  111.;  Charles  Henry  Beatty,  born  Dec 
27,  1830,  married  Octavia  Campbell,  and 
lud  Charles,   fohn,  William  G.,  Isabel!  and 


Eliza;     Mary  ^IcLanahan,    born    Jan.    31, 
1820,  .died  July  10,  1886,  married  Jan.  18, 
1842,    Charles    Wharton,    and    had    Charles 
R.,  John    I',.,   I  [enry   R.,   William   Br< 
Isabill    Allison,    Ann    II..    Marj    I;..    I 
belli  J.  and  Edith;  Elizabeth  Johnst  >i 
March   29,    1833.   died   May    17.    1861 
Isabel!  Allison,  horn  Feb.  26,  1838,  1 
Oct.   18,   1868,  Edmund  tie  Sclnveinitz,  and 
had  Isabell. 

8.     Mary  (horn  in  1819,  died  Dec.   17, 
1846)   married   Rev.   Hamilton   Vandyke,  a 
minister    of    the    Dutch    Reformed    CI 
they  had  issue:     Catharine  and  .'.' 

(VIII)     JOHN      i:.     McLANAHAN 
(horn  March    1,    170'!.  died  Oct.  24.    187; 
son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Johnston)  Mc- 
Lanahan,  was  a  resident  of  Chamber: 
and  a  much  esteemed  citizen.    He  m  1 
Dec.   2!,    184O,   Sidney    E.    McClellai 
Feb.  12,  1812,  died  May  15.  1886),  d  1 
of  Dr.  John  and  Eleanor  Bell   (Mc( 
McClellan.     Dr.  McClellan  (born  Aug.   12, 
1762,  died  June  1  1,  184')),  son  of 
Sidney     1  Roddy)     McClellan,     began     the 
practice  t>\  his  profession  al  Gi 
17SS.  and  became  one  of  the  11 
surgeons  ^<i  his  time.      Some  1  f 
tions   are   part   of    the   history   of    A- 
surgery.     In  1803  he  successful!)  per: 
the   hazardous   operation   of  the   1 
the  parotid  gland,  the  first  case  on  • 
His    son.    Robert    M.    McClellan.    w. 
retary     of     the     Interior     under     Pres 
Pierce.     John   1'..  and  Sidney   E.   Mel 
han  hail 

1.     Ellen  Bei  1  .  born  Sept. 
died  Maj  2,  1804. 

Elizabeth  Johnston   (I 
4.    1843)    married    Dec.    24.    1S67,   Jet" 
Nil!,    son    o\    John    and    Mary 
Nill;  lhe\    had  issue:     Mary,  bon 
1868;  and  Sidney,  born  Sept.  1.  iS   1. 
3.     Thomas  Johnston   (INK 


144  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN*    COUNTY. 

4.  Maria,   born   Aug.    5.    1846,    died  burg,  and  the  Chambersburg  Academy,  and 
May  5,   18.48.  was  graduated  at   Princeton    University   in 

5.  Isabella    B.,  born  July    13,    1848,  1896.     lie  is  a  lawyei  in  New  V01 
died  Aug.  jo,  1886. 

6  and   7.     Twins,   horn   and   died   July  MACLAY.     The  Maclay  family  is 

*3>  1850.  of  great  antiquity  in  Ireland.     Ma 

8.  Sidney  S.,  born  Jan.  14,  1851,  lives  anglicised  McLigli — was  King  Brian  [5 

on  ln's  farm  in  Allegheny  county.  poet.     At  the  Norman  Conquest  Gilla  Ma< 

9.  Grace  G.  lives  in  Greencastle.  Liag— latinized    Gclasiu — was    archbisl 
(IX)      THOMAS    JOHNSTON    Mc-  of  Armagh.     Macliagh  (mac:  Irish.  1 

LANAIIAN  (born  ai  Prospect  H .'ill,  on  the  liagh:  a  physician)   was  the  son  • 

farm  west  of  Greencastle,  Sept.  21,   1844),  and  is  No.  98  on  the  O'Dwyer,  of  Leinstcr, 

son  of  John  1'..  and  Sidney  E.  (McClellan)  pedigree.      It   lias   been  anglicised    MacLea 

McLanahan,  was  educated  at  the  Chambers-  and  even  Lee.     The  surname  means  the  son 

burg  Academy.     Ik'  studied  medicine  with  of  a  physician,  and  is  found  in  the  counties 

Dr.  John  Custis  Richards,  of  Chambersburg,  Down,  Tyrone  and  Derry,  where  it  lias  been 

and  was  graduated  M.  D.  at  Jefferson  Medi-  modernized   as   McClay,   McLea,    : 

cal   College,   Philadephia,   in    1863.     After  McLeigh  and  McAlea.     McLea  is  bel 

receiving  his  degree  h<  was  Acting  Assistant  by  some  genealogists  to  I"-  a  modem  form 

Surgeon   in   the   United   States  Army  until  of   McLear  and    McAlcar.      These    varied 

the  close  of  the  war.    He  returned  to  Cham-  spellings  are  not  surprising  when  il 

bersburg   in    1865,   and   has  since   practiced  membered  that  tlie  name  ^i  the  Maclays  o 

his  profession  in  his  native  town.     Dr.  Mc-  Lurgan  is  as  often  spelled  in  the  public  rec 

Lanahan  married,  Oct.   -j.   1870.   Rebekah  ords  McClay,  and  even  A 

A.  Austin   (born  August,   1846),  daughter  There  is  a  tradition  in  the  M 

of  James  C.  and  Elizabeth  (Fletcher)  Aus-  ily  that    their  ancestor,  John   Maclay,  hail 

tin;  they  have  issue:  three    half     brothers.     Owen,     Giarl 

1.      AUSTIN    (horn   Oct.   31,    1871)    was  Henry,   sons  '^i  his   father.  Charles  v 

educated  at  the  High  School  of  Chambers-  by  his  first  wife  whose  name  is  unknown, 

burg,  and  the  Chambersburg  Academy,  and,  According  to  the  tradition  these  \. 

was  graduated   at    Princeton    University   in  were  all  officers  in  t lie  army  ^i  King  James 

1892.     I  le  is  a  hanker  in  Baltimore,  a  mem-  11.   in    Ireland,   Owen   rctui  France 

ber  of  ilu  firm  of  Alexander  Brown  &  Sons,  with  the  royal  exile.  Charles  b< 

lie  married  Nov.  6,    1902,   Romanic   I. cm  a  duel  with  a  French  officer  in  Dubli 

oyne,  of  Baltimore.  Henry  falling  a  victim  oi  the  battle  of  the 

Bess   (born    July    23,     187,0     was  Boyne.     If  this  story  is  half  true 

graduated   al     Wilson    College,    Chambers-  to    he    the    case    with    family    traditi 

burg.     She  married  Nov.  26,  1902,  Donald  points    to   the   Moclarc    faniih 

Paxion   McPherson,   State   Senator,   son  ^i  Tipperary,  Clare  and  Carlow 

Edwanl  and     Anim     I ).     (Crawford)    Mc-  which  the  American  Maclays  sprang. 

Fliers. mi;    the}     have    one    child:     Edward  Mauclcrk  was  one  of  the  pre 

Johnston,  born  Nov.  10.  1903.  County  Tipperary   who  were  nssoc 

3.     Scott    (horn  June   i.(.    1S77)    was  authority    with    John    Everard,    A 

educated  at  the  High  School  of  Chambers-  135''.       The   Moclarcs   were   widclj 


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over  Tippcrary  in  the  time  of  Queen  Eliz-  was   the   father  of  two  sons.   Charli 
abctli.     Three  Moclarcs  were  officers  in  the  John,   who  emigrated   to   Penns; 
army  of  King  James  II.     Edward  Moclare  gelher,  and  became  the  anci  the  Mac- 
had  the  rank  of  Major  in  Col.  Simon  Lut-  lays  of  the  United  Slate-. 
trell's  Regiment    of    Dragoons,    and  John          CHARLES     MACLAY     DESCEX 
Moclare  was  a  Captain  and  James  Moclare  ANTS.        (I)        CHARLES     MACLAY 
an  ensign  in  Col.   Dudley  Bagnall's  lnfan-  (bom     in     County     Antrim.     Irel 
try.    The  names  of  these  officers  come  near-  1703,  died  Sept.,  1753,)  sailed  from  Ireland 
est  to.  that  of  Maclay  in  King  James'  Army  for  Pennsylvania,   Maj   30,    1734,    ■ 
List.     It  was  sometimes  spelled  "Mockler"  wife  and   new-born   babe,  and  his   I 
in  Ireland  and  "Mocklier"  in  France.     The  John.     Soon  after  his  arrival  he  settled  in 
latter   name   is  also  mentioned   among   the  New  Garden  township,  Chester  county,  but 
principal    families    in    Ireland    at    the    close  remained  there  only  a    few    years.      About 
of  the  seventeenth  century.  '74-  he  came  to  what  is  now  Lurg  m  I 

Another  Maclay  tradition  is  that  Owen  ship.  Franklin  county,     lie  took  up  . 
Maclay  (Edward  .Moclare),  returning  from  of   land   on   the  north   side  of  the  Conedo- 
France,  desired  to  take  his  nephew   Charles,  guinet  at  the  bend  of  the  creek,  where  Ma- 
son of  his  half-brother,  John,  to  that  conn-  clay's   Mill    stand-.     This   land   has   always 
try  to  have  the  youth  educated.     Ills  father,  remained   in   the  possession  of  his 
however,     would     not     consent     without     a  dants.      Charles    Maclay    lived    only    eleven 
guarantee  that  the  boy  should  be  brought  up  year.-  after  his  settlement   on   the  I 
in   the   Protestant   faith.      To  this  the  uncle  guinet,   hut    he    left    behind     him     a 
would  not  assent,  and  going  back  to    France  eminent   in  the  affairs  of  State  and  nation, 
left  his  money  to    strangers    at    his  death.  Mr.  Maclay  married  in  Ireland,  in  1733. 
There  is  nothing  incompatible  in  the  family  Eleanor  Query  (horn  in  County  Antrim,  in 
divergences  in   religion   in    Ireland   at   that  1707,  died  at  Maclay's  Mill,  July  27 
time    in    this    tradition,    nor    even    with    the  daughter  of  William  Query.     He  w 
identity    of    John    Maclay.    die    father    of  ably  a  scion  of  the  Query   family. 
(diaries,   with  Capt.  John  Moclare.  of   Bag-  refugees,   who  settled   in    In',    id   .' 
nail's  Infantry.    James  Moclare,  Knight,  of  reign  of  Louis  XIV.     Mr.  Querj   1 
Dublin,  was  attainted  in   1691,  luii  if  John  Pennsylvania    about    1740.      The    ti 
Maclay's  mother  was  a  Hamilton,  as  is  as-  is  that  he  settled  in  Path  Valley,  bui 
serted,  ii  would  have  been  easy  for  him  tu  cpiently  removed  to  X'orlli  Carolina    l 
have  powerful  friends  at  the  court  of  King  and  Eleanor  (Query)   Maclay  had 
William    III.      Although   there  were   llamil-  1.      JoilN    (II). 
tons  on  both  sides  in  the  war  for  the  Eng-          2.    William   (III), 
lish   throne,  they  were  almost   without  ex-          3.     Charles    (born  in  Chestei 
ception  Protestants.     Charles  Maclay's  mar-  Aug.  8,  1739,  >\:<-^l  Oct.  30,  1834)  w; 
riage  with  a   Protestant   would  have  made  ing  his  long  and  peaceful  lif< 
him  one,  and  naturally  his  son   would  have  Lurgan   township.      lie   was   ill   .i<\'-' 
been  one  so  strenuous  as  to  insist  upon  the  ice  in  Capt.  Joseph  Brady's  marchi 
Protestant  education  ^i  die  Maclay  llamil-  pany,  under  Col.  Frederick  Watts,  ii 
ton  branch  of  the  family.  *77$-     1  fe   is   frequently  men.. 

John   Maclay,   the  strenuous   Protestant,  an  old  man.   in    the    diary    of  his  ncplu     . 
in 


146  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

David  Maclay.     lie-  married  Aug.  j(>.  1762,  then  three  successive  generations  of  h 

Mary  Templeton  (bom  1742,  died  Dec.  12,  scendants  have  each  had  it.->  repre 

18 1 2),  but  left  no  issue.  in   the   Legislature.     For  many   years   Mr. 

4.  Samuel  (IV).  Maclay   was  a   ruling  elder   in   the   Middle 

5.  Eleanor     married     John     Maclay.  Spring  Presbyterian  Church,  and  he 
(See  descendants  of  John    Maclay).  of  the   subscribers   to  the  old   Stone  church. 

(11).     JOHN  MACLAY  (born  in  In-  built  in  1781. 
land,  May    10,    1734,  died  at   Maclays   Mill,  Mr.    Maclay    married     Dec.      17.     17::, 

Oct.     J7,     1804),    was    brought   up  on  the  Jane    Dickson    (horn    in    Ireland.    Dec.    20. 

homestead  of  his  father  in  what  is  now   Lur-  17,54.  died  at  Maclay's  Mill.  Ap 

gan  township,  to  which  he  succeeded,     lie  daughter  of   David  and  Cathai 

built    the   first    mill     on     the    Conedoguinct,  lee)      Dickson,     earl)     settlers     in     Lurgan. 

within  the  limits  of  the  comity,  and  subse-  David    Dickson    (born    in    Ireland,    Dec.    ;  ;, 

quently  a  saw-mill  and  distillery.     He  also  1705.  died  Oct.  1S.   17S4),  married  Ketraii 

built  a  substantial  log  dwelling-house,  that  (Catharine)    Greenlee    ilx>rn    Ian.    i.    17:1 

was   a   great    improvement    upon    the   early  died   Dec.  28,   1 70S )   and  came  to  Pennsvl- 

cabin  of  the  pioneer.     It  was  of  hewn  logs  vania   with    his    wife    and    daughter     fane, 

dovetailed   together,    while   doors   and   win-  about    1741.      John    and    Jane     1  Dick.-  n  > 

(lows    were   made    safe   against    Indian    at-  Maclay  had  issue: 
tacks  by  heavy  holts.      Mr.    Maclay   was  a  1.     Nancy,  born    1756.  died 

leading  man   in  the  community  in  which  he  2.     Charm  s   (horn  May  23,    1757, 

lived,     lie  was  appointed  a  Justice  of  die  Jan.  4.    1815)    removed   to   Lrbana,  O..  i 

Peace  for  Cumberland  county,  April  6,  1771.  1790,  where  he  died;  he  man 

and  for  Franklin  county,  Nov.  2,  1785.    He  1788.   Susanna    Linn,  daughter  1 

was   an   earnest    patriot    in    the    Revolution,  and  Jane  (McCormick)  Linn,  and  they  had 

and  was  one  of  the  delegates  from  Cumber-  issue:      Charles,    born     1789;     |    '  n,    bom 

land  county  to    the    Provincial    Conference  1 79 1 ;  Elijah,  born  1794:  James 

that  met  at  Carpenters'  Hall,  June  18,  i77<">,  son.  born  171)7.  died  [S16;  and  |ane. 
and  declared   the    existing    government   in  3.     Catharine   (bom    1C.     28,    17' 

Pennsylvania    incompetent,    calling  a  con-  died  Aug.  jo.  1837)  married 

vention    to   meet    in    Philadelphia,   July    15.  William  Irwin,  with  whom  sh< 

1771'',  to   frame  a  new   Constitution.     Mr.  Kentucky,  in   1784;  they  had  is 

Maclay  showed  tin-  unselfishness  of  his  pat-  and  Stephenson, 
riotism  by  accepting  the  humbler  station  in  4.     David  (\  | 

the  darkest   hour  of  the  Coiltinential   cause,  5.      William    \\'lf. 

and  marching  as  a  private  soldier  in  Capt.  6.     Samuel  (hom  N'ov.  16,  1 7 

Joseph    Brady's  company,   in  the  emergency  Feb.  5,   1S43)   was  a  fanner  in  Lur< 

service  in  1778.     After  the  organi  ation  of  married  Margaret  Snodgrass 

the  county  of   Franklin   he  not   only   served  1871),  and    they    had    issue 

as  one  ot   the  Justices  of  the  county  courts  married  April  .;.   1844,  G<    rgi 

until    the  adoption   of   the   Constitution   "i  E.,  horn    1815,    lied  July   5.   iv 

1790,  hut  he  twice  represented  the  count)  W. ;     Eli  ..'■  ed    unmarried;    RoIk-i 

in  the    Pennsylvania    Legislature     the  first  Snodgrass,  married    Man    \\ 

time  in  1791-2,  and  again  in  170,5  4.     Since  D  .   married   Mi--   Fagati.  ami 


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.().,  born  May  30,  1875,  died  Jan.  _'8.  1878; 
Thomas;  and  Ellen,  married  George  Smith. 

7.  Eleaxor  (born  Feb.  5.  1769,  died, 
1826),  married  David  McKnight,  son  of 
John  and  Mary  (McAllister)  McKnight,  of 
Cumberland  county,  with  whom  she  went  to 
Ohio  in  1812.  They  had,  issue:  John, 
David,  Elisha,  Ebenezer  McGinley,  Charles 
Maclay  and  Eleanor. 

8.  Jane,  horn  Sept.  7.  1774.  died  un- 
married, July  9,  1799. 

9.  John  (VII). 

(Ill)  WILLIAM  MACLAY  (born 
in  New  Garden  township,  Chester  county, 
July  20,  1737.  died  at  Harrisburg,  April  16. 
1804),  spent  his  boyhood  on  hi--  father's 
farm  on  the  Conedoguinet,  now  Lurgan 
township,  and  studied  under  the  Rev.  John 
Blair,  pastor  of  Middle  Spring  Church. 
Early  in  the  French  and  Indian  War,  Mr. 
Blair  gave  him  a  recommendation  as  a 
"judicious  young  man  and  a  scholar,"  which 
served  to  procure  him  an  appointmenl  as 
ensign  in  the  Pennsylvania  regiment,  and  his 
speedy  promotion,  May,  7.  1758,  to  he  lieu- 
tenant of  ("apt.  John  Montgomery's  com- 
pany, in  Col.  1  i  iijj.1i  Mercer's  battalion. 
This  was  a  Chester  county  company,  for 
which  Lieutenant  Maclay  enlisted  twenty- 
■one  recruits  whose  names  have  been  preserv- 
ed.    Young  Maclay  had   full,. wed  his  pastor 

and  tutor  to  Fagg's  Manor,  lie  served  in 
the  expedition  under  General  Forbes,  and 
distinguished  himself  in  the  fight  at  the 
Loyalhanna.  In  the  interval  of  peace  that 
followed  this  expedition  he  studied  law  and 
was  admitted  to  the  York  County  Bar, 
April  28,  [760.  When  Pontiac's  war  broke 
out  he  again  went  into  active  service,  and 
served  with  Bouquet's  expedition  as  lieu- 
tenant commanding  Lieut. -Col,  Cher  Clay- 
ton's company,  of  the  Second  Battalion.  For 
his  services  he  shared  in  the  Pro\  incial  grant 
of  land  on  the  west    Branch  of  the  Susque- 


hanna, and  he  assisted  in  surveying  many  uf 
the  allotments.     There  is  reason  to  believe 
that    Mr.  Maclay  began  the  practice  of  his 
profession  in  Cumberland  County,  but  after 
the  close  of  the  Indian  trouble    the  demand 
fur   his  skill   as  a   surveyor   was   such   as   to 
divert  him  from  the  law.     lie  visited   . 
land   and   had   an     interview    with    Thomas 
I'enn  in  regard  to  the  surveys  in  the  middle 
northern  parts  of  the  province,  and  as 
ant  to  John  Lukens,  the  surveyor-general,  he 
was  active  in   surveying  the   frontiers.      In 
1772,  he  laid  out  the  town  of  Sunbury,  ami 
he   was  the  first    prothonotary  and   clerk   of 
the  courts  of  Northumberland  county.     He 
also  acted  as  the  agent  of  the  Penns  in  the 
Susquehanna     country,     and     was     active 
against  the  Connecticut  intruders  in  the  Pen- 
naniite  War.     "If  hell  is  justly  considei 
the  rendezvous  of  rascals."  he  wrote  I 
Secretary   of   the     Province,     in    1773.    "we 
cannot  entertain  a  doubt  of  Wyoming  being 
the  place."       During    the    Rev    lution   Mr. 
Maclay  was    assistant    commissar)   ■■!  pur- 
chases,     lie  was   very  active   ii 
and    forwarding    troops    t<>    Washington's 
little   army;   was  a   member  oi  the   North- 
umberland County  Committee  of  Observa- 
tion, and  served  with  the  militia  in  the  winter 
campaign   on   the   Delaware,    1776-7.      Mr. 
Maclay 's    political    career    began    in    1781. 
when  he  was  chosen  a  member  >  :'  the    As- 
sembly.   He  afterward  became  a  meml 
the  Supreme  Executive  Council  of  P« 
vania,  and  in  January,  1780.  he  was  elected 
t'>  the  United  States  Senate.      1 1 1<  colli 
was    Robert    Morris.       He    drew    the    si 
term,  and  so  served  only  tw  v 

As   the  first     Senator     from     P< 
Mr.    Maclay    earned    for   himself   .:    distinc- 
tion  that    is   unique   in    Amcric 
history.     He  was  the  first   I  ■•■1  the 

Congress  of  the  United  StaU        Wl 
was  in  the  Senate  he  kept  .1  "Ji  urnal."  I  wo 


148  BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

editions  of  which  have  been  published,  that  lace,  a  prominent  lawyer  at  Erie.  Thev  had 
throws  more  light  on  the  inside  history  of  issue:  .Mary  Elizabeth,  horn  May 
the  first  Congress  than  any  contemporary  married  March  i^.  1825,  Rev.  Dr.  Will 
Sonne  of  information.  After  his  retire-  R.  DcWitt;  William  born  Aug.  15.  1808, 
ment  from  the  Senate  Mr.  Maclay  lived  died  unmarried.  June  26,  1 877,  a  physician; 
permanently  on  his  farm  adjoining  Harris-  Benjamin  John,  born  June  10,  1810,  married 
burg,  where  he  built  the  fine  stone  mansion  Nov.  5.  1832,  Sarah  Cochran;  and  Irwin 
for  many  years  occupied  by  the  Harrisburg  Maclay.  born  Oct.  10,  (813,  married  Eliza- 
Academy.     In  1 7 * > 5 .  he  was  elected  a  mem-  beth   Reed. 

ber  of  the  Pennsylvania  House  of  Represen-  4.     Mary    (born   Mar.    19,    1776— died 

tatives  and   he   was  again   elected    in    1803.  Aug.    13,    1823)    married   April    27,    1795, 

lie  was  a  presidential  elector  in    1796,  and  Samuel  Awl  (horn  Mar.  5.  1773— died  July 

an    Associate    Judge     of     Dauphin     county,  1.    1842),   and   had   issue:   William    . 

1801-03.     Mr.  George  XV.   Hani.,  who  ed-  Mary     Harris.     Charles     Maclay,      I 

ited   the  first  edition  of    his    journal,  say-:  Maclay,  Charles  Samuel,  George  W 

"He  was  a  man  of  strict  integrity,  of  posi-  ton.    Sarah    Irwin.    Esther   Hall,    Elizabeth 

tive  opinions;  having   implicit  confidence  in  Jane  and  Robert  Harris. 
his  own  honesty  and  judgment,  he  was  in-  5.     Esther    Harris    (born    Sip;.     19. 

clined   to  he  suspicious  of  the  integrity  of  1778— died   Sept.  6,    1819),  married  Apr 

others  whose  sentiments  or  action  in  matters  26.    jNim>.    Dr.    Henry    Hall    (born   Oct.    18. 

of  importance  differed  from  his  own,  and  the  1775 — died  May  25,   1808) ,  a  physiciai 

Journal,  to  which  reference  has  been  made.  Harrisburg.       Thev     had     issue:     William 

is  evidence  of  the  strength  of  his  intellect."  Maclay.  horn   Feb.    16,    1801,  married   Ellen 

In  personal  appearance,  Mr.  Maclay  is  -aid  Campbell   William-:   Mary   Elizabetl 

to  have  been  six  feet,  three  inches  in  height.  April   21,    1802,  died    1804,  married 

.and   stoul    and     muscular:    his   complexion  W.  Harris;  and  Catharine  Julia,  born  Aug. 

was  light  and  his  hair  in  middle  age  appears  14.  [804,  died  July  17.  1832.  1  '   ' 

to  have  been  brown,  and  was  worn  tied  he  30,  1N30.  Garrick  Mallery,  juris 

hind    or  clubbed.  man.  and  had  issue  Garrick. 

Mr.    Maclay     married     April     11,    [769,  6,     Sarah  (born  Jan.  5.  17S1 )  11 

Mary    McClure    Harris     (horn     at     Harris'  Mar,    10,    [804,    Maj.   John    Irwin,   and   had 

Ferry,  April  13.  1750.  died  April  20,  1809),  issue:     Mary     Maclay,     Hem-;,:;...      Jane, 

daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (  McClure)  George,  William  Maclay,  Ellen 
Harris:      Mr.    Hani-    was    the    founder   of  7.      Jean    (born   March    19,      - 

Harrisburg.    William  and  Mary  M.  Maclay  Apr:!  30,    1S09),  married   Apt 

''•'"I  issue:  John  Lyon,  and  had  issue,  Will    m  ' 

1.     John    Harris,  born   Feb.   5,    1770;  s.     William  born  1784;  died  17S5. 

died  s-  1''  *).     William   (2d),  bom  May  ;.  1787; 

Elizabeth,    born    Feb.    10,    177.';  died  March  22,  181  ;. 
.lied  unmarried.  April   to.  1704.  (IV)    SAMUEL    M  UI.  \Y 

3.     Eleanor   (born   1774,  died  Jan.  2,  Lurgan   township,  June   17.    1; 

1823),  married  in    t8o6,  William   Wallace  Buffalo  Valley.  Oct.  5,  1811).  was < 

(horn  Oct.  [768.  died  May  25,  [Slf>),sonof  at   the  classical   school  of  Rev.   1 

Benjamin  and  Elizabeth  (Culbertson)  Wal-  Alison,  at    Xew    London.  Chc^K 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,A9 

31e  became  assistanl  to  his  brother  William     1802,  Sallie  Brown   (born   1783 — died 

in  surveying  the  officers'  tracts  in   Buffalo  2,  r8io)  daughter  of  Judge  Willi: 

Valley,  and   subsequently  took   np  a   large  of    Mifflin    county.      They   had 

quantity  of  land  and  settled  there.     During  Samuel,  horn  Oct.  5.   1805,  died  March  29, 

the    Revolution    he    .served    as    Lieutenant-     1853;  and  Charles  John,  born  Jan.  ; 

Colonel    of    a    marching    regiment    of    the  died    unmarried    in    December,    182 

Northumberland  county  militia,    lie  was  an  married  (second)    fane  Holmes,  of  Cai 

Associate  Judge  of  Northumberland  county,  They  had   issue:     Holmes,    born    1818,    a 

1792-5,  and  a  member  of  Congress, -1795-7.  member    of    Pennsylvania    Legislature    in 

He  was  a   State  Senator,    1797-1803,   and  1864;    David,    bom    1819,    Sta-< 

Speaker  of  the  Senate,  1802-3.    While  serv-  1S72-75;  Robert   Pit  iS_m- 

ing  as  Speaker  he  was  elected  to  the  United  April   20,    1881  ;    foseph     lie:   ' 

States  Senate,  and  signed  his  own  certificate.  iN_\|.  member  of  Pennsylvania  Legi 

]]c   presided   at    the   impeachmenl    trial    of  1878-82,  married  his  cousin,  Marv  Maclay, 

Judge  Addison,  in  January,  1803,  and  eon-  daughter  of  Robert   I*.  Maclay. 

tinued   to  act  as  Speaker  until    March    16,  2.     Eleanor    married    David    Maclay, 

much  to  the  dissatisfaction  of  the  opposition,  (V). 

because  his  term  in  the  Senate  began  on  the  3.     Charles,  horn    1779.  died   unmar- 

3d.      lie   resigned   his   seat    in    the    United  ried,   1807,  in  Wayne  county,  X.  Y.,  while 

Stales  Senate,  Jan.   4,    1809,  ostensibly  be-  on  a  visit,     lie  was  John  Binn's  S( 

cause  of  ill  health,  hut   in  reality  at  the  die-  his  duel  with  Samuel  Stewart. 

tation    of    the    Democratic    "hoss"    of    that  4.     Esther,  born  1782,  died  unm 

lime,  Michael  l.eih.  who  became  his  succes-  in  Wayne  county,  X.  Y.,  where  she  had  gon« 

sor.      lie  was  a  man  id  popular  manners,  a  with   her  brother. 

good    scholar,    an    effective    writer    and    an  5.      Jane  E.   (born   [786 — died  January. 

able  statesman.  '74*)     married     \">v.     Joseph     1! 

Mr.   Maclay  married  in   1773.  Elizabeth  (born  al  Shippensburg.  [791      died  .■.;  Lew- 

Plunket     (horn    in     1755    died    in     1823)  istown,  Dec.  25.  1 863) ,  who  accepted  a 

■daughter   of    Dr.    William    Plunket.    whose  1  mission    as    lieutenant    in    the    a 

wife   was  a  daughter  of  John   and    Esther  studying    medicine    at     the    Univcrsitv    of 

Mains,   the  first   settlers  at   Harris'    Ferry.  Pennsylvania,  in  the  winter  of 

Dr.    Plunket   was  the  first  presiding   justice  participated  in  the  battles  ^i  Chipp< 

of     Northumberland     company,     and     was  Lundy's  Lane,  and  was  wounded 

noted  lor  the  part  he  took  in  the  I'cnnanutc'  plosion  at  Fort  Niagara.     He  « 

War.     According  to  Irish  genealogists  the  to  he  captain  and  brevetted  major  fi 

Plunkets  are  descended    from   Brian    Born,  and  meritorious  conduct.     After  the  wai 

Dr.  Plunket  was  allied  to  the  noble  families  completed  his  medical  studies  and  |  1 

01  Louth,  Fingal  and  Dunsany.    Samuel  and  his  profession  in  Kishacoquillas  Vnllev.     lie 

Eizabeth  Maclay  had  issue:  was    a    Representative  in   ( 

1.     William  Pli*nket  (born    \ug.  23,  There  was  no  issue  b\   this  1 

'771      died  Sept.  _\   l  S  |  j)   w  as  a  meinher  of  6.      JoiIN     (born  ?  25. 

Congress,    1S16-21,  and   a   memhei    of  the  1R55)   was  register,  recorder  and  1 

Pennsylvania   Constitutional   Convention  t^i  otary  of  LTnion  county,  hut  remo\     I  to  V 

■837-8,       lie    married     (first)     December,  dalia,  III.     He  married  Feb,  11, 


ISO 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Dale,  rind  had  issue:  Samuel.  Charles,  Will- 
iam P.,  Elizabeth  and  Anne. 

7.  Samuel  (bom  1792 — died  Feb.  17, 
1836)  married  (first)  Margaret  Johnston, 
daughter  of  Rev.  James  Johnston,  and  had 
issue:  Dr.  Samuel,  born  1814,  died  185 1  : 
James  Johnston,  born  [815,  died  1848:  and 
William  John  died  young,  lie  married 
(second)  Elizabeth  Johnston,  sister  of  his 
first  wife,  and  they  had  issue:  Robert 
Plunket,  born  1818,  graduated  at  West 
Point  in  1840,  resigned  Dec.  31,  i860; 
Charles,  married  May  7,  1846,  Mary  Cox.  of 
Middle  Spring;  and  David,  John,  Margaret, 
Elizabeth  and  Jane. 

8.  David  (born  '797 — died  s.  p. 
1818)  married  Isabella  Patterson,  daughter 
of  Galbraith  and  Catharine  (Thompson) 
Patterson.  Her  father,  a  distinguished 
lawyer,  was  a  son  of  (apt.  William  Patter- 
son, of  the  Juniata  Valley,  and  her  mother 
was  a  daughter  of  Gen.  William  Thompson, 
who  commanded  the  Pennsylvania  Battalion 
of  Riflemen  in  1775.  ^'r-  Maclay's  young 
widow  married  Alexander  L.  1  laves,  for 
many  years  an  .Associate  Law  Judge  of  the 
District  Court  of  the  counties  of  York  and 
Lancaster,  and  of  the  Court  of  Common 
Pleas  of  Lancaster  County. 

9.  Robert  Plunket  (horn  April  19, 
1799— died  Aug.  r6,  1884)  was  a  member 
of  the  Pennsylvania  Legislature  in  1834; 
prothonotary  of  Union  county,  1836-39;  a 
Slate  Senator,  1839-43;  and  an  associate 
judge  of  Clarion  county,  lie  went  to  Mis 
souri  in  1854,  and  helped  to  build  the  Iron 
Mountain  Railroad,  llis  last  years  were 
spent  iii  Kishacoquillas  Valley.  He  mar 
ried  May  o.  1825,  Margaret  C.  Lashclls, 
daughter  of  Ralph  Lashells,  ^i  Gettysburg, 
who  was  one  <<\  the  owners  d  the  first  stage 
line  from  Chambersburg  to  Baltimore;  they 
had  issue:  Samuel  B„  Charles,  George,  Will- 
iam l'lunket  and  Mary. 


(V)  DAVID  MACLAY  1  horn  in  Lur- 
gan  township.  N'ov.  30,  1762— died  Feb.  9, 
183'n    son    of   John   and    Jane 
Maclay,  was  brought  up  on  the  • 
homestead  and  succeeded   t'  ■  '.'■■ 
ducted    by   his    father,    and    still    known    as 
"Maclay's  Mill,"  where  he  lived  ail  his  life, 
lie  was  a  splendid  type  of  a  distinguished 
family — well   educated,   with   a   fine   library 
and    fond  of  reading.     He  was  .-■ 
neighbor,  an  enterprising  busine-s  man  and 
a    public-spirited    citizen.       It    was    mainly 
through   his  exertions  that  the  first 
over  the  Conedoguinet  at  Maclay's  Mil] 
built   in    1823,  and  after  its  ell:.; 
of  had  workmanship,  he  was  untiring  in  his 
exertions  until  it  was  replaced  by  the  |  1 
fine  structure,  in   1828.     In  politic?  ht   was  a 
Republican    oi    the    Jefferson    scl    ■'.    but 
manifested  a  disinclination   !■■  . 
Notwithstanding   this   reluctance   he    ?crv<:.j 
two  terms  in  the  Pennsylvania  Legislature, 
1812  14.     Upon  his  return  to  Maclay's  Mill, 
March  26,  1814.  he  wrote  in  his  "Sal 

home   to   my    family:    1    hope   I    - 
go  there  again,  or  engage  in  the 
legislation.      1   am    In  that 

work."      But   he  was  scut  hack  ?.§ 
16.      In   the  election   for  Governor   in    1817. 
he  was  an   ardent    friend,  of  Will 
lay.      In  his  diary  are  these  entr  1  - 
that  event  :  "( )ct.  14. 

rainy  morning,  but    1   hope  it  will  clear  up 
and  that  Findlay  will  have  a  han 
jority."      "<  Vt.    22,      \\\         \    - 
realized."  When  Findlay  was  beaten  I 
election  by  Joseph  1  Lester  three 
his    diary    contained  try, — 

"Bail  business — old    |oc ." 

Mr.     Maclay    married     (first)     S< 
1785.  Eleanor  M 
died    April     |,     iS 
and  Eli  aheth  t  Phmk< 
a  very  accomplished  woman 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  j5, 

able  type  of  Hibernian  beauty.      David  and  6.      JaMES  HeRKON,  born  l8i; 

Eleanor  Maclay  had  issue:  married,    1845. 

1.  Samuel  died  young.  7.     Mary     Ellen     (bom     1822— died 

2.  Jane  died  young.  July  14,  (854)  married  Feb.  12,  184 

3.  Betty  died  young.  uel  Elder  McCune  (bom  Oct.  2,  1819 — died 
Mr.  Maclay  married    (second),  Oct.  2,  Sept.    17,   1860),  son  of  Sauna-'  and   Elea- 

1806,   Eleanor  Herron   (born  June   1,   1784  nor    (Sharpe)     McCune,    with    whom 

• — died  Feb.  23,  1825),  daughter  of  John  and  went  to  the  West.     They  bad  issue:  David 

Mary    (Jack)    Herron,  a  prominent  citizen  Maclay,  born  1842,  married  Miss  5 

of  Southampton  township,  at  the  mouth  of  and  bad  a  son.  Albert:  John  Theodore,  born 

Herron's  Branch.     She  was  a  sister  of  the  1844,  married  Balhsheba  Mehaffy.  and  hac 

Rev.    Dr.    Francis    Herron,   of    Pittsburgh,  a  daughter,   Lillie   M. ;  and  James   Albert, 

David  and   Eleanor    (Herron)    Maclay  had  born   1850. 

issue:  (VI)     WILLIAM  MACLAY  (b 

i.     John  Herron   (VIII).  Maclay's    Mill,    March    22,    1765— < 

2.  David    (born     1808 — died    unmar-  Fannettsburg,  Jan,   4.    1825),  son  of  John 
ried  Aug.  i,  Hjoi  )  spent  his  youth  and  the  and  Jane  (Dickson)   Maclay,  was  a  leading 
first  half  of  bis  life  at    Maclay's  Mill,      lie  citizen  of  Path  Valley  for  many  year*,  mak 
was  elected  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  ing  his  home  at  Fannettsburg.  wl 
Legislature  in  1851,  and  again  in  1852.  He  time  he  kept  a  tannery.     He  vv; 

made  no  effort  to  secure  ether  nominal  ion,  in    politics    and    became    prominent.    Il  •'. 

and  on  both  occasions  refrained   from  vot-  important  offices.     He  was  County  < 

ing  at  the  elections  because  be  was  a  candi-  sioner,    1805-7;  a   member   ol    the 

date.    He  was  a  noted  singer  in  his  day,  and  vania    Legislature,     1807-9;    an    A-- 

was  a  member  of  the  choir  of  Middle  Spring  Judge  of  Franklin  county,   1809-15: 

Church  from  bis  youth  until  bis  removal  to  Representative   in   Congress    1815-19.      He 

Academia,  m   1859.     1  le  remained  at  Acad-  was  a  ruling  elder  of  the  Lower  Pat 

emia    for  many  years  engaged   in  business  Presbyterian  Church.     He  was  a  large  1 

with  bis  brother-in-law,  Judge  Joseph  Pom-  standing  -in  feet,  two  inches  in 

croy.      His  old  age  was  spent   in   retirement  \er\     muscular.       In    manner    he    was    vcrj 

at    the    home    of    bis    nephew,    Dr.    David  affable  and  agreeable.     Mr.  Ma 

Maclay,  Chambersburg.  Dec.  j^,  1789,  Margaret   (Peg£ 

3.  Jean  Eliza  (born  1810     died  Nov.  son  (born  1773  died  May  4.  1834 

17,    1866)    married    (first)    April    5,     [831,  ter    ui    Alexandci    CulbcrtSOU,    a    t.unv 

John  McGinley,  of  Adams  county,  nephew  L'ppci  Strasburg.    They  had  issue 
of  the  Rev.  Dr.  A.  A.   McGinley,  of   Path  1.     Mary  Sn  mot.  married  Jol 

Valley,   who  died    Feb,    23,    i8,s,'.    without  (X). 

issue;     (second)     Joseph     Pomeroy     [See  2.     John  (XI).  bom  1792 — die 

Pomcroy   Family].  ,}.     Jam:   married    Gen.    Sam 

4-     Charles  Tempi  eton  (IX).  (XI I  1. 

5.     Francis  Herron  removed  to  Rolla,         4.     Eliza  Ci/lkkrtson 

Mo,      He  married   Oct.   31,    1839,   Sarah    I.  179(1     died    Feb.  20.    1850*   ivt 

Cox,    They  had  issue :  Martha  Ellen,  Emma  April   12,  1S21.  John  Holliday  Dim 

Jane  and  John  Cox.  170.1      died  Sep;.   i.|.   iSj; 

0  .      . 

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152  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

and  Elizabeth  (Holliday)  Dunn.     They  had  John  and  Martha   (McCrakcn)   Xevin,  and 

a  daughter,  Margaret,  born  1822,  died  Sept.  a  brother  of  Rev.  Dr.  John  W.  N'evin.     He 

16,  1823.     She  married  (second)  Nov.  -'3,  was    professor    of    ancient    languages 

1837,  John  Graham.  belles  lettrcs  in  Marshall  College,  1840-53. 

5.  Catharine  Irwin  (born  Feb.  2.  and  in  Franklin  and  Marshall  College.  1S53- 
1799 — died   Dec.   22,    1 S73 ) ,  married   April  72.     lie  was  afterward  alumni  profe 

27,  1825,  Dr.  John  P.  Geddes  (born  Oct.  10.  English  literature  and  liellc-  lettres,    1S72- 
1799 — died  Dec.  8.  1837),  son  of  Dr.  John  87.  and  professor  emeritus,  1S87  92. 

and  Elizabeth  (Peebles)  Geddes.     He  stud-  2.     Sarah    Ellen    married    May    14, 

ied  medicine  and  practiced  with  his  father  a1  [843,  James  Irwin  Brownson  (born  Match 

Newville.    They  had  issue :  William  Maclay,  74.  1817 — died  — 

Charles  King  and  Williamson  Xevin.  Sarah    (Smith)    Brownson,    pastor   of    the 

6.  Alexander  (horn  Nov.  12,  1801 —  Presbyterian  Church  at  Washington,  Pa., 
died  in    1877)    married  Mary  McNaughton.  and  president   of  Washington  and    fel 

7.  WlLLIAM  (horn  in  1.803 — died  at  College,  1869-70.  They  had  issue:  fohn 
Pittsburgh,  Jan.  20,  1849)  married  in  Oc-  Maclay:  Elliott  C. ;  Sarah  Smith,  married 
tober,  1828,  Mary  Palmer.  Henry    R.    White-hill :    Ellen    Maclay: 

8.  Maugaretta  (horn  March  31,  1803  Mary  R.,  deceased. 

— died  Aug.  24,   1844)  married  James  \Y.  3.      Abigail  Catharine  married   Ben 

Burbridge.  jamin  Sterrett,  of  Ohio. 

9.  James  Ross,  born  June  4.  1807.  4.  Levinia  Eliza  married  Marc'.;  13. 
died  unmarried,  April  27,  1840.  1862,    John    Alexander    Plumcr,    of    West- 

10.  Charles  Samuel,  horn  May  30,  moreland  county,  his  fourth  wife.    N'o  i 

1809,  died  unmarried,  May  28,   1828.  5.      MARGARET    REYNOLDS. 

it.     Nancy   Eleanor,  born   June  25,         6.     Charles    Benjamin    (born 

1812,  married  m  1830,  Cyrus  D.  Culbertson,  23.  1824 — died  at  Peoria.  111..  Nov.  3 

(horn  1812-  died  April  25,  1809).  was  graduated  at  Marshall  College,  Mercers- 

12.     David  Irwin,  bom  Sept.  26,  1814,  burg,  in  1813.  and  studied  •  a!  the 

died  unmarried,  December,  1831).  Western  Theological  Seminarv,  A!'. 

(VII)     JOHN     MACLAY     (born    at  Pa.     He  was  licensed  by  the  Presbytery  of 

Maclay's  Mill.  Xov.  9.  1770     died  at  Wash-  Carlisle  in  1846,  and  was  pastor  of  the  Prcs 

ington,  Pa.,  Dec.  22,  1852),  son  of  John  and  byterian  Churches  at  Petersburg,  Pa.,  1S47 

Jane    (Dickson)     Maclav,    lived     for    many  o.  and  at  Gallipolis.  Ohio,   1S49-5:?.     Whi 

years    at    the    old     Maclay    homestead,    hut  pastor  at  Gallipolis  he  studied  medicine  a 

afterward    removed    to   Shippensburg.      Tic  was  graduated  M.  D.  at  the  Cincinnati  Col 

was    a    member    of    the    Legislature    from  lege  of  Medicine,  in  1832.    He  was  principal 

Cumberland  county,     lie  died  while  on  a  of  the  Beaver    \cadcmy  and  Beaver  Female 

visit  to  his  son  in-law,  the  Rev,  Dr.  Brown  Seminary.   1852-4.  and  taught  in  Pitl 

son.     Mr.  Maclay  married  April    13.   t8o<),  in  1854.     lie  subsequently  removed  l 

Hannah   Reynolds   (horn    1788  died  Nov.  cinnati.    and    was    appointed    1  1 

28,  1848),    daughter    of    John    Reynolds,  Medical  Jurisprudence  in  the  Cincinn 

Esq.,  of  Shippensburg,  and  had  issno:  lege  of  Medicine,  in  1830.     In  1S83  he  went 

1.      HANNAH     Jam-     married     Willi. mi  tn   Peoria.  III.,  where  he  practiced  m< 

Marvel!  Xevin  (died  Feb.  11,  [892), son  of  Dr.   Maclay  married  Sept.  :. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Irwin,  daughter  of  Archibald  and  Emily  Al-  He    was    an    enthusiastic    lover    of    nui 

libone  (Junes)    Irwin,  and  had  issue:  John,  especially  singing,  and  in  his  youth  ass 

born  Sept.   [3,  [849,  a  physician  at  Mimic-  .'it    the   singing    schools    for    miles 

apolis;  Archibald  Irwin,  born  Dec.  14.  1851,  Maclay's  Mill.      lie  studied  medicine  wit 

.-1  physician  at   Delavan,  111.;  Charles  Benja-  Dr,  Rankin  in  Shippensburg,  and  beg; 

min,  born   1800.  died   1X7';;  Sidney,  married  practice  of  his  profession  at  Greem 
Charles   I..    Booth;    Harriet    married  J.    E.     1840,  acquiring  a  large  and  lucrative 

Fisher;   Hannah    Reynolds,  born   1856,  died  t ice.  to  which  he  devoted  himself  f 

1888;  and  Louisa  Irwin,  horn   1858.  half    a    century,     lie    was    popular    in    1 

(VIII)  JOHN'    HERRON    MACLAY  manners  and  a  leader  ■ 

(horn  July   14.   1807 — died  Jan.    1,   iSyi),  was  an  active  Republican  worker.    Endi 

son     of     David     and     Eleanor     (Hcrron)  with  fine  conversational  powers  he 

Maclay,  was  a  farmer  and  miller  at  Maclay's  entertaining  companion.     He  was  a  man  of 

Mill.     He  married   March   12,    1836,   Mar-  wide  reading,  and  his  knowledge  of  I 

garet    Hemphill    (horn    1804 — died    1894),  history,  traditions  and  leg 

•daughter    of    James    and    Cynthia     (Jack)  wa.s  extensive.      He   preserved    mucl 

Hemphill.    They  had  issue:  able  material  relating  to  the  Middle  £ 

).     Jam:     Ellen      (born      1 837 — died  and   Rocky  Spring  churches  that  otherwise 

April    23,    188.;)    married    Thomas    Sharpe  would  have  been   lost,  and   was  a   freqiu 

(horn  May  29,  (827),  a  farmer  in  Cumber-  contributor  of  historical  arti 

land  county.  papers.     Mr.  Maclay  ma:; 

2.     James   Hemphill   (horn    1839),   a  11.  1840.  Mary  Ann  Frazcr  (b 

farmer  and  miller  at  Maclay's  Mill.   He  mar-  1821 — died    Feb.    23,    185; 

ried  Sept.    [9,    18(17,  Annie  Fickes,  and  had  Andrew  .and  Annie  (Wilson)   Fi 

issue:    Ralph    Fickes,    Margaret    Hemphill,  had  issue: 

Elizabeth  Damarel,  Jane  Ellen,  Clara  Irene.  1.     Jam.  Elizabeth  (born  1S4S- 

John     Ilerron,     Mary    .Ann.     David    Jack.  1863. 

Charles  Francis  and  James  Hemphill  1  horn  2.     Emma  Catharine  111 

1887— died   Feb.  21,  1888).  H.  Wallace. 

(IX)  CHARLES      TEMPI-ETON  3.     David  (XIII). 
MACLAY     (horn     Sept.      13,     1812— died  4.      LvDIA. 

Aug.   7,    188S)    son  of   David  and   Eleanor  5.     Anna    M.    married.    M..\     15, 

(Ilerron)  Maclay.  was  educated  at  Maclay's  Rev.  J.  Y.  Shannon.  .  '  I  in  18)2 

schoolhouse   in    Lurgan    township,    in   sub-  died  in   1896. 

scription  schools  promoted  by  his  father,  by  6.     John    Andrew,    born    i> 

whom  the  bcsl  schoolmasters  obtainable  were  [S69. 

secured.     During    his    life  lime    he    kept    a  Dr.   Maclay   married    (second) 

diary,  in  which  he  wrote  earnest  tributes  to  Mahon,  daughter  of  Robert  and 

some  o\   his  early  teachers.      Mo  published  lace)  Mahon.  who  is  still  li\ 

work  affords  such  vivid  pictures  ni  Lurgan  1  X)      MARY     SHAR1 

manners  and  customs,  in  tin-  tnxt  half  of  the  (born  Nov.  26,  1790- 

nineleenth  century,  as  this  diary.    It  is  espec-  daughter  of  William  and    ! 

lally  valuable  for  its  references  to  the  sin-  hertson)    Maclay,  married   April    14.   1 

ing  schools  K^\  his  time  and  their  frequenters.  John  King,  (born  near  Mors  11,  \  .1  . :: 


154  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

177ft — died  at  Chambersburg  July  8,  1835),  iam  Maclay;  Emma  S.,  bom  Nov.  11,  1845. 
who  began  his  business  life  as  a  clerk  for  married  William  11.  Byron,  of 
an  iron  works  at  Anlietam,  Mil.,  and  later  Ellen,  l»orn  Oct.  18,  1847,  married  (fir^tj 
was  manager  of  Mi.  Pleasant  Furnace,  at  the  Dec.  20,  1870,  George  Fritz  (died  Aug.  5. 
font  of  Path  Valley.  Fie  became  a  member  1873).  (second),  Dec.  8.  1880,  Robert 
of  the  firm  of  Dunn  &  King,  the  senior  part-  Murphy;  William  Stackhouse,  born  Dei 
ner  being  his  brother-in-law,  Gen.  Samuel  1849,  ''"'''  Sept.  30,  1853;  Elizabeth  Find- 
Dunn.  He  afterward  came  to  Chambers-  lay,  burn  Feb.  17.  (852,  died  Aug.  31  1853; 
bury,  where  he  engaged  in  business  as  a  and  Mary  Torrence  born  Dec.  15.  1^54, 
merchant,  and  was  for  main  years  president  died  May  25,  i860. 

of   the    Hank   of   Chambersburg.      He   was  2.     John  Findlay,  born  Feb.  18,  1822, 

closely  identified  with  the  business,  literary,  died  Dec.  13,  1822. 
religious    and    charitable    interests    of    the  3.     A   sun.   born   Sept.    _'.}.    1  ■■ . 

town,   and   enjoyed    the   confidence   of    the  Sept.  30,  1823. 

business  community  and  the  re-pert  and  es-  4.      Nancy  Jam.,  born  March  12.   . 

teem   of   his   neighbors,      lie   was   a    ruling  died  May  27,   [827. 
elder   of   the    Falling    Spring    Presbyterian  Mr.  Maclay  married  (second)  S 

Church.     John  and  Mary  S.  (Maclay)  King  1832,    Anna    Maria    Glein  1  let.    18, 

had  issue:  1868)     daughter    of    Christian    Gleim.    of 

1.  Sarah  A.  married  J.  Ellis  Bonham  Pittsburgh.    They  had 

(born  in  New  Jersey,  March  31,  1816— died  ).     Anna    Maria,  horn   Jan.    1.    1834. 

at     Carlisle,     March     10,     1855).    a   leading  married   Fisk  Gon 

member  of  the  Cumberland  County  Bar.  2.     John    King,  horn   June  29,    1835, 

2.  Mary     Eleanor     died     unmarried  died  Sept.   14.  [836. 

Jnlv  1..',  1X05.  3.     Martha     Gleim,    born     Dec.     iS, 

3.  Louisa  M.,  born  1823,  died  at  Pitts-  [836,  died  May  21,  1S54. 

burgh,  Oct.  26,   1S41.  4.     James  Brown,  born  Nov.  ~. 

4.  Emma   I.,  married  John   McDowell  — died  1872 

Sharpe   [See  Sharpe  Family].  5.     John  Gleim,  born  July  10, 

(XI)  JOHN  MACLAY   (born  Decern-  ft.     Cyrus  Ci 

her.     171).-'   -died    at    St.     Louis,     \pril    22,  1842,  married  I. aura  Miller. 
1854),  son  of  William  and  Margaret    1 .  t. '11!  7.      Edgar  Gleim,  born    Vug. 

bertson)    Maclay,   was  at   one   time  a   mer-  married  Blanche  Mi 
chant  at  Chambersburg.     He  married  (first)  8.     Charles  Gleim,  born  S  pi   - 

May  6,    1819,    lane   Findlay    (born    1790  died  May,   1847. 
died  April  27,  1827),  daughter  of  Col.  John  9.     Ellen  Brown,  born  July  11. 

and  Nancy  (Brownson)  Findlay.    They  had  died  Aug.   28.   184Q. 
issue:  1  \ll  )   I  \XF  MAC1   \Y  (bom  I 

1.     William    Irwin    (bom    March  27,  1704-  .lie.!   in  Georgia.  :-^ 

1820   -died    June    30,     1855)     married    at  May,  1817,  Samuel  Dinu     - 

Pittsburgh,    Nov.    16,    1S41,    Sarah    Stack  and   Flizahclli   (Holliday)   Dunn 

house,  and  had  issue:  Jane   \nne.  born  Aug.  his  father  in  the  management  ot  Mt 

Hi,   1842,  married  John  S.  Tittle,  of  John-  ant  Furnace,  at  the  fool  of  Path  \ '.." 

town,  and  had  Elizabeth  h'mdlax   and  Will  a  young  man  he  had  strong  mil 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

At  llic  beginning  of  the  War  of  1812  lie  was  ing  physicians  of  the  county,  and  a  mc 

in  command  of  a  Path  Valley  company  of  of  the  Franklin  County  Medical 

riflemen  in  the  64th  Regiment,  Pennsylvania  also  the  State  and  Nation;  ' 

Militia.     When  the  draft  was  ordered  early  itics  he  has  always  been  an  active  Rcpul 

in  1814,  Captain  Dunn's  entire  company  of  worker.     He    was    County    Treasurer 

forty  men  volunteered  and  marched  with  the  Franklin  county,   1897  1900,  and  was 

companies  of  Captains  Stake  and  Gordon  to  man    of    the    Franklin    County    Rcpul 

Frie,  where  they  were  put  in  the  5U1  Rcgi-  Committee,  [899  1902.     Hi    vas  chc 

ment,    United    States    Infantry,   under   Col.  1  f  the  Representatives  of  the  county 

lames   Fcnton,  and   served   with  distinction  Pennsylvania  Legislature  in  1902,  being  the 

in    the   battles   of    Chippewa    and    Lundy's  third   David   Maclay  in  de-cent   from  J 

Lane.    After  the  war  Captain  Dunn  became  Maclay   to   fill    that    important   office,      lie 

brigadier  general  of  Pennsylvania  militia.  He  served  in    1903  and    1904,  and  in    i 

was  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  House  of  secured  the  passage  of  the  bill  . 

Representatives,  1820-21.     ( )ne  of  his  note-  $4,000  for  the  erection  of  a  monument  in 

worthy  achievements  was  the  discovery  of  .Middle    Spring    graveyard    in    Cuml 

the  tooth  of  a  mammoth   in    Path   Valley  in  county,    in    honor    of    the    soldiers 

1829.     It  was  fourteen  inches  in  circumfer-  French   and    Indian   War,   the   War   c 

cine  at   the  root  and  seven   feet   in   length.  Revolution,  the  war  of  1812,  and  the  Mexi 

Samuel    and     Jane     (Maclay)     Dunn     had  can  war,  that  were  buried  therein,     lie  was 

issue:  elected  a   dele-ate   from  the    iStl     > 

1.  Elizaueth   married  June  20,   1837,  sional   District,  to  the    I  Nal 
James  11.  Bard,  son  of  William  and  Martha  Convention,  held  at  Chicago  in    19 
(Diennan)  Bard.    They  had  issue :  William,  Feb.  10.  1905,  he  was  ap 

Wesley  and  Thomas  D.  at    Chambersburg   by    President    R< 

2.  Margaretta   M.   married    Aug.    5,  He  is  a  member  of  the  Fall 

1S5 1,  James  P.  T.  Carter,  of  Union  Furnace,  byterian   Church,      lie   inherits  his   fall 

(XIII)    DAVID    MACLAY    (horn   at  tastes  for  the  preservation  ^i  local 

Greenvillagc,   Jan.    18,    1852),   son   of   Dr.  and  is  the  custodian  of  the  valuable  1 

Charles  T.  and  Mary  Ann  (Frazer)  Maclay.  accumulated  by  Dr.  Charles  T.  Maclay.  1 

was  educated    in   the   public   schools,   at    the  Maclay  married   Feb.    t.|.    187S,  Mary  1 

Chambersburg   Academy,  and   at   the  Tus-  eroy.  daughter  of  Judge  Joseph  at 

carora  Academy,  at  Academia.     In   1871   lie  1  (.'raw  fool  1  Pomcn  -. .  •  f 

ho.Lvan  the  study  of  medicine  with  his  father,  county.     They  have  issue: 
and  was  graduated  M.  D.,  at  the  Medical  De-  1.     Charles    Temti      ox.    1k>i 

part mcn|  of  the  University  of  Pennsylvania,  26.  1878.  was  graduated  in  pban 

"i  1875.    Immediately  upon  receiving  his  de  Medico  Chirurgical  College  in  Phil 

prcc  he  began  the  practice  of  his  profession  in  1902. 

at    Greenvillage,    where   he    remained    until  2.      Joseph     Pomeroy,    bom 

'•""Jl.   when   he   removed   to  Chambersburg.  1SS3,  is  a  student  at  Laf.  . 
1  l'oii  his  removal  he  formed  a  partnership  3.      Dwtn   Crawford,   h 

w'th  Dr.  Robert  W.  Ramsey,  which  is  still  18S9,     is     a     student     at     Chamlx 

"laintained.     Dr.  Maclay  is  among  the  lead  Academy. 


156  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

MAHON.      The     Malion     family     of  the   Cumberland   Valley,  and  a  taxable  i 

Franklin  county  conies  from  one  of  the  old-  Lurgan  township,  in  1751.     He  married 

e.st  families  in  the  Cumberland  Valley.    Tt  is  had  issue: 
of  Anglo-Irish  origin,  and  is  descended  from  1.     Archibald   marri 

David  and  Mai  ilia  Malum,  of  the  parish  of  inridge,    daughter    of    John     Breckinridge. 

Ray,  in  the  barony  of  Raphoe,  County  Don  They  had  i         :J   I111,  David,  Sail) 
egal,    Ireland.     The   parish    is   situated   on  2.     Robert. 

Lough  Swilly.     David  Malion  does  not  ap  3.     Henry. 

pear  to  have  emigrated  in  .America,  bul  five  4.     Ann  married  Samuel  ' 

of  his  suns  were  settled  in  the  old  township  5.     David      married      .'  Ma!.  :.. 

of   Lurgan  at   the  lime  of  the  creation  of  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Malion ;  but  liad 

Cumberland  County,  in  175";  they  were  as  no  issue.    Tie  died  in 
follows:  (IV)    ROBERT    MAHON,    (born    in 

1.  Archibald  (11).  Ireland — died  June,  1770),  'avid  and 

2.  Henry  (III).  Martha   Malion,  was  a  taxable   in  Lurgan 

3.  James  was  a  schoolmaster,  and  died  township  in  1751.     He  married  Mary  Clark. 
unmarried  in  November,  1772.  and  had  issue: 

4.  Robert  (IV).  1.     Robert  (VII). 

5.  John   (V).  (V)  JOHN  MAHON  (born  in 

(II)  ARCHIBALD  MAHON  (born  in  in  1730— died  Aug.  2,  180=  '  David 
Ireland — died  in  December  or  January,  and  Martha  Malion,  settled  in  the.  Cui 
1777-7X),  son  of  David  and  Martha  Malion,  land  Valley,  and  was  a  fanner  and  men.Rer 
settled  in  the  Cumberland  Valley,  and  was  a  of  Rocks-  Spring  Presbyterian  Church.  The 
taxable  in  Lurgan  township,  in  (751.  The  name  of  his  wife  was  Mary  (born  in  1738— 
Qu'istian  name  of  his  wife  was  Jean,  but  her  died  Aug.  2,  1S03).     They  h 

surname  has  not  been  ascertained.    They  had  1.     John  served  in  Capt.  James  McCon- 

isstu  :  nell's   Company,   "Flying   Camp,"    17; 

1.     Archibald,  who  died  in  [801,  was  in  Capt.    Noah    Abraham's 

a    farmer   in    Southampton    township,      lie  pany,  under  call  of  July  2S,  i777.au 

■served  in  ('apt.  Charles  Maclav's  marching  in  177S. 

company,   in   1778.     The  name  of  his  wife  _>.     Agni  I  David  M.uion. 

was  Jean,  surname  not   ascertained.     The\  3      Elizabetii.  born  in  1; 

had   issue:   Jean:    Mary;   and    John   married  ■  \,     1S04. 
and  had  a  daughter,  Margaret.  4.     James. 

William     served    in    ('apt.    Noah  5.     William. 

Abraham's  marching  Company,  in  1777-  '■•     Archibald. 

3.  Alexander  served  in  Capt.  George  7.     Jean  married  Robert 
Bell's  marching  company,  in  1778.                         S.     Elli  \  married  a  Forebam. 

4.  Je  vn.  9.     Rachel  married  ;   Wright. 

5.  Sak  mi.  10.      M.v,;>  n  Kelly. 

6.  Mum  (VI  i.  (VI)  DA"\  IP  M  UK  IN  in  174; 

7.  James  Carnahan.  — died  Oct.  5.  1813),  son  of  Archiba 

(III)  HENRY  MAHON.  son  of  David  Jean  Malion.  w;  ml  aiu 
and  Martha  Mahnn,  was  an  earl)   settler  in  leading  cilircn  of  Shippensburg.   lie  married 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXA1.S    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


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Sarah  (born  in  17.16 — died  Dec.  23,  1834),  4.     John  was  killed  in  an  explosion  in  a 

surname  not  ascertained.    They  had  issue:  powder  null. 

1.  Samuel    married,     June    _',    179-',  5.    Archibald. 
Anne   Duncan,  and  they   had  issue,  Mary;          0.     Samuel. 
John  and  David.                                                    7.     Henry. 

2.  Archibald  married  and  had  issue:  8.  Catharine  married  a  Grcenewalt. 
Jean,  Rebecca  Heap,  Mary  McConaughy  (VIllJ  ROBERT  MAHON  1  born  in 
and  Samuel.  1812— died    in    1884J.   son   of    Robert   and 

3.  Sarah  married  Oliver  Ormsby.  Sarah  Mahon,  was  a  blacksmith  at  the  vil- 

4.  Jean  married  Samuel  Creigh  (hum  lag*      of    Greenvillage    and    Scotland 

Oct.  2,  1771 — died  Aug.  21,  1836),  son  of  served    for    thirty   years   as    justice   of   the 

John  and  Jane   (Huston)   Creigh.  peace.     In  politics  he  was  a  Democrat  until 

5.  Hannah  married  Dec.  8,  1S07,  1844,  when  he  supported  Henry  Clay  for  the 
Robert  McPherson.  They  had  issue:  presidency,  and  was  afterward  an  old  line 
Thomas  and  Sarah  Mahon.  Whig  until  the  organization  of  the  Republ 

6.  Mary,  married  May  25,  )  802,  David  can  party,  which  he  joined.    J  Ic  was  a  mem- 
McConaughy   (born   Sept.   29,    1775 — died  ber  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  and 
Jan.   29,    1852),   pastor  of  the  Gettysburg  a  worth)  and  highly  respect   I 
Presbyterian  Church,  1800-32,  and 'president  .Mahon  married  Jane  Wallace,  of  Scotch  de- 
of   Washington  College,   Washington,   Pa.,  scent.     They  had  issue: 

1832-49.     They  had  no  issue.  i-     Harriet    married    Dr.    Charles    T. 

7.  Alexander.  Maclay. 

8.  William.  2.    Margaret  married  David  Rank  and 

9.  Elizabeth.  they  went  to  Ohio,  where  he  died,      ["hey 

10.  David  married  and  had  issue:  bad  issue:  Ira.  Otis,  Oram,  Levitt  an< 
Nancy,  who  married  Joseph  Culbertson;  and  Erma. 

Joseph,    Mary.    Emily,    Martha,    David    and  3.     Nathaniel  K.  (IX). 

James.  4-      TllADDEUS   M.    (X). 

(VII)    ROBERT  MAHON  (died  May  5.     John    W.,  dece; 

9,  1845),  son  of  Robert  and  Mary  (Clark)  smith.      He   married    Kate    Hcckman.   who 

Mahon,  was  a  prominent  farmer  in  Culbcrt-  died  in  1881,  leaving  the  following  childien: 

son's  Row,  owning  a  fine  farm  of  360  acn  Clai   nee,      Lillian,      Pearl      and      Arthur. 

lie  married    (first)   Jean   Mahon,  daughter  He  married  I).  Ann  Hcckman,  who 

of  John  and  Mary  Mahon.     They  had  issue:  died    1001.  leaving  two  children,  Kate  and 

i.     Michael.  Jane. 

2.    Julian  manic. 1  a  Sollcnberger,  6.     Mary  married  Jacob  Yousl  and 

Mr.    Mahon    married    (second),    Sarah  in  August,  J904.  lca\  11.  Robert  M. 

Stumbaugh.    They  had  issue :  7-     Zaciiary     I\\ylor    dud 

1.  Robert  (VIII).  Missouri. 

2.  1 .1  rzABF.Tii  married  a  Potts.  8.    Cora  died,  when  i 

3.  David  married  Matilda  — ,  (IX)  N'ATHANIEL  KIXZER  MA- 
ar.d  had  issue:    Charles  B.,  Sarah  Ann  and  HON   (horn  Feb.  11.  1830).  sou 

Martha  lane.  and    lane   (Wallace)   Mahon,  was  - 


.a 5»  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

in   the-  public  schools  of  Greene  township,  men.     He  next  enlisted  in  the  2isl 
;uul   at   the   Chambersburg   Academy.      He  sylvania  Cavalry,  in   uliicli  he  served  until 
learned  the  trade  of  a  blacksmith  under  his  the  close  of  the  war,  being  severel)  wound 
father,  with  whom  he  worked  until  he  at-  at  Hauliers  Run.  Va.     In  1866  Mr.  Mai 
tained  his  majority.     He  followed  Ins  trade  received  the  Republican  nomination  for  the 
continuously  until   1872,  going  to  Fayette-  office  of  Clerk  of  the  Courts,  and  was  elected. 
ville  in    1865,   after  the  close  of  the  Civil     During  his  three  year.-'  incumbency  of  h 
war,  and  there  he  opened  a  shop  and   has  office  he  resumed  the  study  of  law,  and,  after 
since  resided.     ]  le  was  in  the  United  States  passing    a    creditable    examination    was    ad- 
Internal  Revenue  service,  [884-92,  and  was  mitted  to  the  Car,  Jan.  25,  1870.     The  same 
appointed  postmaster  at  Fayetteville  in  1897,  year  he  became  the  Republican  nominee  for 
a  position  that  he  still  holds.     In  politics  he  the  Assembly,  but  was  defeated  at  the  clec- 
has  always  been   a    Republican,  casting  his  tion  by  a  small  majority.     The  adoption  of 
first  vote  for  Abraham  Lincoln  in  i860.     He  the  15th  Amendment  had  lost  to  the 
has  served  as  a  school  director  of  Greene  lican  party  its  customary  majority,  and  the 
township,  ami  is  a  lite  long  earnest  and  ac-  election   of   a   member    in    1869.      H 
tive   Republican   worker.     He  is  a  member  getic  campaign  and  the  fighting  qua! 
of  the  K.  of  P.  and  K.  of  G.     Mr.  Mahon  displayed  for  the  rights  of  the  colored  man. 
married  in  April,  [861,  Priscilla   Kit/miller,  indicated'  him    for   the    Legislative    1 
daughter  of  Jacob  and   Rebecca    Kit/miller,  1871,  and  he  again  was  made  the  standan 
of  Shippensburg.    They  have  issue.  bearer,  when  he  was  elected  by  a  flattering 

1.  CHARLES  TTlKODORE  died  in  infancy,  majority    over    the    late    Major    Norl 

2.  CiiAKi.K.v  1'.,  a  blacksmith  at  Fayette-  Mercersburg.     Mr.  Mahon  again  becan 
ville,  man  ied  Julia  M.  Alridge,  of  that  place,  nominee  in  1S7J.  when  the  Democrats  pitted 
They  had   issue:    Flora   Abbie,  clerk   in  the  against  him   \V.   S.   Stenger,  who  had 
post-office    with    her    grandfather;    Goldie,  completed  his  third  term  as  District  Attor- 
Flossie  May,  Eliza  Ik,  Charles,  Ora  Tiding,  ney.    The  campaign  which  followed    . 
Beula,   Lucy  and   Rebecca  Jane.  of  unusual   vigor.      Mr.   Stenger.   who   was 

(X)     THADDEUS   M.U'I.AY    MA-  editor  of  the  Spirit,  a  writer  of  force,  and 

HON     (born    at    Greenvillage,     May    21,  an  able  disputant,  was  ably  met  on  tl 

1840),  son  of   Robert   and  Jane   (Wallace)  of  the  day  by  his  Re| 

Mahon,  was  educated  at   the  public  schools  demonstrated    as    well    rare    abilities     is    : 
at   the  village  ^>\    Scotland,      lie  afterward  stump  speaker,  and  he  was  elected  1>\  a  ma- 
worked  in  the  blacksmith  shop  >>i  his  father,  jority  of  512.     Mr.  Mahon  became  the  Rc- 
and  later  became  a  student  at  the  Chambers  publican  nominee  for  Congress  in  the  old 
burg  Academy.    Early  in  his  teens,  while  at  18th  district  in   1S76,  but  was  defeatci 
home,  the  young   man  took  a  lively   interest  Mr.  Stenger,  his  famous  antagonist   I 
in  politics  and  the  organization  of  the   Re-  islative  honors, by  a  majority  of  25 
publican  parly,  and  helped  to  rally  the  yco-  Mr.  Stenger's  majority  against  Genci 
manry    for   the   "Pathfinder"    in    1856.      In  ter.  in  1S74,  of  I.lOO.    Mr.  Mahon  n 
i860  he  became  a  la w  student  in  the  office  of  Ins  entire  attention   to   his   profession,   but 
Kininiel   &    Mel. ell. 111.    but    his   studies   were  continued  to  share  the  work  incident  to 
interrupted   by   his    enlistment    in    1862,    in  portanl  campaigns,  whether  as  a  member  of 
Company   A,    udth    1'.    V.   1.,   nine  months  Slate    or    County    conventions,    or    on    the 


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stump.  In  1888  lie  was  a  candidate  for  nom- 
ination to  the  Judgeship,  but  after  a  spirited 
contest  was  defeated  by  Hon.  John  Stewart. 
Jn  iK<j2  Mr.  Mahon  was  again  induced  to 
become  a  candidate  for  Congress.  Receiv- 
ing the  endorsement  of  liis  home  county,  he 
became  the  District  candidate  after  a  spir- 
ited contest  in  Conference,  lie  is  now  serv- 
ing his  seventh  term,  having  been  elected  to 
the  53rd,  5.1th.  55th,  56th,  57th,  58th  and 
59th  Congresses.  The  Republican  county 
convention  (1904)  gave  him  a  unanimous 
endorsement  for  the  seventh  term.  The 
Congress  district  under  the  apportionment 
of  1901,  is  now  known  as  the  17th.  Willi 
the  addition  of  Perry,  the  district  is  com- 
posed of  eighl  counties.  His  nomination  by 
the  District  Conference  for  the  seventh  term 
was  made  in  .May.  by  reason  of  approved 
faithful  service  and  prompt  and  conscien- 
tious discharge  of  duty.  His  standing  and 
industry  have  given  him  a  prominence  and 
influence  which  comes  only  to  those  of  ex- 
perience, and  to  those  who  are  continued  in 
tin-  halls  ol  legislation  and  merit  recogni- 
tion. 

From  the  start,  as  in  the  Legislature, 
more  than  thirty  years  ago,  Mr.  Mahon  has 
held  a  commanding  position,  being  made 
chairman  ot  General  Judiciary  committee, 
the  most  important  committee  of  the  legis- 
lature. A  man  of  generous  impulses,  acces 
sible  to  all,  he  is  thoroughly  devoted  to  the 
interests  ^\  his  constituents.  The  recog- 
nized friend  and  advocate  of  the  veteran, 
no  one  has  labored  more  effectually  in  the 
interest  of  his  comrades  of  the  Civil  war,  or 
of  the  soldiers  of  the  Spanish-American  war. 
llis  famous  speech  on  Tensions  gave  him 
prominence  in  Grand  Army  circles  every- 
where. It  was  oiu-  of  twelve,  ami  the  only 
one   on    pensions    that    was    selected    hv    the 

Republican  Congressional  Committee  for 
general  circulation  hv  the  National  Commit- 


tee in   the    Presidential   campaign  of    189(5. 
In  his  own  Congressional  district  he  i. 
over    1,800  claims   of   pensioners  calli 
and   advanced.     Upon   all    legislations   Mr. 
Mahon's  record  of  championship  and   sup- 
port is  courageous,  patriotic,  and  in  • 
terest  of  the  people.     When  othei 

lie  st 1  by  McKinley  and  his  war  measures. 

He    voted    for   all    tariff   legislation,   and    to 
repeal  the  war  taxes;   for  legislation   in   the 
interest  of  labor,  the  fanner,  the  mai 
urer  and  workingman,  and  in  debate  ii 
behalf  forcible  and  eloquently  contend- 
all    measures    promotive   of    their   advance- 
ment.    His  service  on  important  1 
and     continuously     as     chairman     of     War 
Claims,  gave  him  a  salutary  influence  in  the 
shaping  of  wise  legislation.     Marked  charac- 
teristics of  his  career,  from  the  ami!  I 
halls  of  Congress.  ha\e  been  a  will  an 
pose  to  go  straight  at  tilings,  thus  promptly 
accomplishing  that  which  baffled  other  men. 
As  was  said  of  him  by  a  Washington  1 
spondent,   "Mr.   Mahon  j-  a   fair  fighter,  as 
his  record  in  many  a  skirmish  in  the  I 
shows,  hut  his  blows  are  not  little  love 
by  any  means.     Talhert,  >•{  South  Cai 
the  objector  to  pensii  m  leg 
covered  how  hard  Mahon  can  hit."     Under 
no    previous   Congressm  n    has   more 
done  for  the  extension  of  the  mail  the 
to  the  people  of  this  district.     Through  his 
influence  the  Chambersburg  rural   fi 
livery  system  was  established,  and  I 
put    into   operation    sixty-two    routes    in   Ids 
district.     It  is  pronounced  the  model  s< 
and  as  such  is  among  others  conspicu 
illustrated  in  the  100 _•  annual  report  - 
first   assistanl   postmaster  general.      V 
present   s<  -si, in  h0  introduced  a  hill   :' 
erection  <^i  a  Government  building  in  1 
hershurg.     Mr.  Mahon  is  proniine 
tluenti.d  as  a  member  <>\   the  G.   A 
Loyal  Legion,     lie  has  held  the 


i6o  BIOGRAPHICAL    AXXALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Judge  Advocate,  Department  of  L'cnnsylva-     Robinsuii ;  she  died    fan.  30,    189.2.     There 

nia,  (i.  A.  R.,  and  was  liberally  supported  on  was  no  i  sue  of  tliis  marriage, 
two  occasions  for  Department  Commander.  In     1893    lie    married    Lucy 

He  bad  nuicli  to  do  with  the  formulation  and  daughter  of  John  and  Minora  Shi 
passage  of  the  bill  in  the  Legislature  of  this  marriage  two  children  were  I 
1893,     creating     the     Soldiers'     Industrial  1.     Robert  Maclay. 

School.      As     a     memljcr     of     the     State  2.     Leah. 

Commissii  >n,     on     the     part     oi      the     G. 

A.     R.,    he     lias    had    much    to    do    with  HEYSER   and  WOLFF   FAMILIES, 

the    successful    management    of    that     in-  WILLIAM  HEYSER,  the  ana 

stitution    in    recent    years.      In    politics    a  Heyser   family  of   Hagerstown  a 

stalwart,  he  nevertheless  courteously  accords  bersburg,  emigrated   from  the  Xethcrl; 

to  others  the  convictions  he  maintains   for  to  America  and  settled  in  Man-land  about 

himself,  standing  upon  the  broad  platform  1760.     It  is  said  that  he  was  a  physicia: 

of  a  recognition  of  the  rights  of  all,  party  and    that    he    practiced    his    profession    at 

unity  and  success.  Hagerstown.     lie  was  a  very  active  member 

In  the  promotion  of  local  industries  Mr.  of  the  Reformed  Church,  and  when  tin 
Mahoii  has  always  taken  an  active  part.     He  church  building  was  erected  at  Hagcrs 
has  done  much  to  advance  the  business  and  in  177-;.  he  was  the  cor 
material  interests  of  his  town,  county  and  to  be  the  master  builder.     He  was  a: 
district,     1  To  has  remodeled  and  built  many  patriot   in  the  Revolution.     When  tl 
houses  in  Chambersburg,  and  has  paid  out  man  regiment,  which  originated  iron 
large  sums  of  money  to  mechanics  and  labor-  lution  of  Congress,  Jw.m.-  27,  1776, 
ing  men,    It  has  been  a  rule  of  his  life  to  pay  ganizing,  he  recruited  one  ur  corn- 
men  employed  by  him  the  wages  the)  asked,  panics   allotted   to    Maryland,   of   wh 
lie  was  a  prime  mover  in  the  extension  of  was  commissioned  captain,  Sept.  25,    : 
the  Western  Maryland  railroad  to  Shippens-  and   with   which   he  served  until   > 
burg.    From  its  origin  he  has  been  an  officer  *77^-     The  regiment   was  at! 
and  director  of  the  Baltimore  and  Cumber-  borre's    Brigade,    Sullivan's    D 
land  Valley  Railroad  company,  and  is  \)<<\y  was  in  the  battles  of  Trenton 
its  president,      lie  also  helped   to  establish  ton.     In                       e  actions  Cap) 
the  Si.    Thomas  hank,  and  is  its  president,  was  severely  wound*  '.  and  vv  is  tal 
As  with  other  men  in  public  life,  Mr.  Mahon  hospital    in    Philadelphia.     When 
has  had  a   lair  share  of  enemies  and  delrac-  received  word  of  his  1 
tors.  bu1  there  is  the  answering  fact  to  all  Hagerstown    to    Philadelphia 
of  duly  well  and  faithfully  performed.     His  to  nurse  him,  and  when  1 
nominations  fur  Congress  have  come  to  him  recovi  red  to  he  able  t.>  travel  she  t< 
with  unanimity,  and  his  election  in  every  in-  home  on  an  extra  '.;    rsc  that  she  I 
stance  by  uncqualed  majorities,     His  public  with  her  for  the  purpose.     C  | 
and   private  life  are  irreproachable,  and  he  and  his  wife  bol 
has  keen  faithful  to  every  trust  confided  i"  were  buried  there.     They  ha,; 
'"in-                                                                           1.     William  is  presid 
i     In   1S07  Mr.  Mahon  married  Martha  M.  town   Rank. 
Robinson,  daughter  of  Willi. mi  and   Mary          2.     Jacod   (II). 


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3.  Eliza    married    J.     Reynolds,    of         4.     Judith     Ann     married     B; 
Waynesboro,  South  Carolina.  Wolff  (IV). 

4.  Ann      Judith      married      Thomas  5.     Amelia  married  John  Smith   (Y). 
Qnantrel.                                                                  6.     Matilda  (born  March,  i8ii — died 

5.  Another  daughter  married  Mr.  Leu-  Sept.  23,  1894),  married  lid  ward  Falter,  of 
her,  of  Pittsburgh.  Pittsburgh;    they    had    issue:    Marion.    Su- 

(II)  JACOB  HEYSER  (born  in  1769  sanna  and  Edward. 
-  died  April  8,  1842),  son  of  Capt.  William  7.     Catharine    (born    in    1814 — died 
Heyser,  learned  the  trade  of  a  tinsmith  and  Jan.   17.  1870),  married  Michael  Whitmore 
coppersmith.      He  came   to   Chambersburg  (born  in  [804     died  fuly  13, 
as  a  young  man  about  J  700,  and  for  many  (III)       WILLIAM    HEYSER 
years  he  conducted  the  tinning  and  copper-  Oct.  6,  1796 — died  Nov.  6,   1863),  son  of 
smithing    business    in    the   rear   of   a    large  Jacob   and    Catharine    (OtlJ    J  lev-' 
brick  house  thai  he  owned  on  the  east  side  ceeded  his  father  in  the  tinning  and  copjier- 
of  Smith   Main  street,  above  the  first  alley  smithing    business    in    Chambersburg. 
from  the  Diamond,    tt  was  the  second  house  subsequently  engaged  in  other  enterprises, 
from  the  alley,     lie  was  one  of  the  founder:,  and  was  one  of  the  owners  of  the  Hollywell 
of  the  Hank  of  Chambersburg,  and  a  com-  Paper    Mill    for    many    years,    his    origina 
missioner  to  receive  subscriptions  to  its  capi-  partners  being  his  brothers-in-law,  Barnard 
tal  stock,  in  1809.     He  was  also  one  of  the  Wolff  and  John  Smith.     He  also  su 
founders  of  the  Franklin  County  Agricul-  his  father  as  county  treasurer,  1820-23,  and 
tural  Society,  and  its  treasurer,     lie  was  an  was  treasurer  for  the  direct  e  Po  ■ 
earnest  disciple  of  Thomas  Jefferson,  and  a  1821-23.      lie  was  a  county  comni  - 
leader  of  the   Democratic   Republican  parly  1826-29,  am'   ;i   member  >>:   the  Chambei 
of  Franklin  county,     lie  was  prominent  in  burg    town    council    in    1828.      In    \i 
the  affairs  of  the  borough  of  Chambersburg  marched  with  (apt.   Daniel  D.  Culbertson"s 
and  held  a  number  of  county  offices,  being  a  company  to  the  defense  of  Baltimore.     He 
county      commissioner.       1S0507;      county  was  a  publi<    spirited  citi   en  ..     I   \ 
treasurer,     1817-20;    and    county    auditor,  ested    in   all    the   enterprises   '■{    towi 
1832  35.     lie  represented  the  county  in  the  county  as  stockholder  and  director.     He  was 
Pennsylvania     Legislature,     1807-09,     and  president  >>i  ike   Xational   Bank   uf  Chain- 
again,    1814-15:      lie   was   one  of   the  early  hcrsburg  at  the  time  of  his  death,      lie  was 
members  of  /.ion's  Reformed  Church.     Mr.  zealous  and  active  for  the  advancement  of 
Heyser  married,  in    1793,  Catharine  Otl,  of  the    Reformed    Church   and    it-    institutioi 
Clearspring,    Md,    (born    Feb.    10,    177-'--  lie  was  a  trustee  fi  the  Reformed  Church 
died  April  1,  1835).    They  had  issue :  Theological  Seminary,    1831-03,  and  prcsi- 

1.     William    (III).  dent  ><i  the  board,   1837  38,  and  from  tNp- 

JACOB  died  young.  until  his  death;  and  was  a   trustee  of   M  .. 

3,     Eliza  married   Samuel   Fahnestock  shall  College,  1830-53.  and  of  Fran! 

(born  Nov.  4,   1797 — died  May   13,   1869),  Marshall    College.    1S53-60       lie    was 

son   of   Samuel   and    Hannah    (Sludcbaker)  thirty   years   treasurer   of   \]\ 

Fahnestock.      The.}    had    issue:    Catharine,  Reformed    Church,    and    ho    was    supcrin 

Warren,    Jacob    Heyser,    Marion    Matilda,  tendent  of  the  Sunday-School 

Amanda,  Emma  and  Albert.  formed    Church    from    its 


\(j2  biographical  annals  of  franklin  county. 

1830,  until  his  death.     Mr.  Heyser  married  (>.     Harriei   B en tz  died  Feb.  11, 

June.?'.,  1821,  Elizabeth  Bentz  (born  Nov.  7.     Marcarei    Prudence    (b 

l>  1796 — died  Jan.   ii,  1882),  daughter  of  21,   1837),  lives  in  Chambersburg. 
George  and  Elizabeth   (Gomber)    Bentz,  of  (IV)  JUDITH  AXX  HEYSER  (bort 

Frederick,  Md.     They  had  issue:  Nov.  23,  1794 — died  July  28,  ii 

1.  Jacou   (  Yd  ).  ter  of  Jacob  and  Catharim 

2.  George    Bentz,    born    Sept.    14.  married,    April    6,    1814,    Barnan 
1829,  died  Sept.  26,   1832,  of  cholera.  (born  Feb.  6.  1790     died  Dec.  15,   1 

3.  Elizabeth    married  Sept.  7.   1848.  son  of  Christian  and  Anna  Maria  (K 
J.  Allison  Eyster  (died  Dec.  2,  1900),  son  Wolff,     early     settlers     in     Chambers 
of  George  S.  and  Eleanor  (Allison)  Eyster,  Christian  Wolff  (born  Dec.  6,    176: 

a  prominent  merchant  and  manufacturer  of  Feb.  9,  1841)   was  a  son  of  [ohaim  Ban  - 

straw  boards.     They  had  issue:  George  S.,  hardt  Wolff,  who  came  to  America  . 

who  married  Anna  Ambler,  and  has  Eleanor  parents,  George  Michael  and  Juliana  Wol 

Allison  and  George  S. ;  Betty,  who  married  from  Oberhochstadt  in  the  Palatini 

Frank    McCown,   and    has    Allison    Eyster,  ship  "Friendship,"  arriving  in  the  Delaware. 

Frank,  and  Elizabeth  Eyster;  Eleanor,  de-  Aug.  31,  1739,  when  he  was  only  sev< 

ceased;  William   Heyser,  deceased:  Harriet  old.     John  Barnhardt   Wolff 

Heyser,  who  married   Frank   Harrison,  and  1732 — died  Aug.  30,    1792).   1 

has  Elizabeth  Eyster,  Helen  and  Margaret:  2,  1755.  Anna  Charlotte  Bier  l 

J.  Allison,  win'  was  married   Feb.   IO,    1004.  Duchy  of   Deux    PontS,   in   Cassel.   Oct 

to  Annie  McCloud ;  and  Grace,  deceased.  1734 — died   April    17.    1825), 

4.  Ann  Amelia  died  June   15,   1840.  John   Peter   Bier,  of   Lancaster,  who 

5.  William    (born    in    Chambersburg  grated  on  the  ship  "Two  Brol 

Jan.    17,   1X32)    was  educated  at   the  (ham-  in   Philadelphia.  Sept.    15.   1748.     Tl 

bersburg  Academy.     He  afterward  studied  issue:   Anna    Charlotte,    Susanna    ! 

pharmacy  and  was  graduated  at  the  Phila-  Anna   Charlotte,   Christian,   Eva  Cat 

delphia  College  of  Pharmacy  in   1852.     He  Elizabeth,  John  George,  Anna  Mari: 

engaged  in  the  drug  business  in  Chambers-  Maria  and  Jacob.  Christian  \Y< 

burg    in    [854,   in   winch    he   continued   until  child   and  first    son.   was  the  an< 

the  burning  of  the  town  in  1864.     Later  he  Wolff  family  of  Chambers! 

was  the  owner  of  the  Hollywell   Taper  Mill,  of   fourteen  he  helped  to  guard  tl 

-which  he  conducted  until   1898,  when  he  re-  and  other  prisoners  captured  at  T renin 

liied      He  is  an  elder  of  Zion's   Reformed  Princeton,   and   sent   to   Lancaster. 

Church,  and  has  been  secretary  of  the  Con-  1 7S0  he  came  to  Chambei 

■sistory  since  1874,     He  was  a  trustee  of  the  followed  his  trade  as  a  saddler  and, 

Potomac    Synod    of    the    Reformed    Church  maker.      He  was  one  o\  the  iru 

from  its  organization  to    1S77,  member  o\  in  the  charter  ^i  the  Chambei 

the  board  of  Regents   ol   Mercersburg  Col-  emy.      He   married    May    10.    1789,    Anna 

lege  from to  1877;  has  been  trustee  •■'i  Maria  Krause  (born  Match  25,  1703 — 

the  Chambersburg  Academy  since  1S6S.  also  Oct.    31.    1854),    daughter   ^i    1. 

its  Secretary ;  and  was  treasurer  of  Franklin  Christian     Krause,    oi    L.mc. 

County    Agricultural    Fair   Compan)    from  They  had  issue : 
1S70  to  its  close   in    1  SSo.  1.      BARNARD, 


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2.  John  George,  born  Sept.  11,  1791,  Sarah  Margarctta,  Benjamin  A.  F.,  Susan 
died  May  31,  1797.  Alice  and  John  VVilber. 

3.  Cm  aki.o'i  1 1'.   (born  Aug.  9,   1793 — ■  As  a  young  man  Barnard  Wolff  enj 
died  J)cc.  3,  1869)  married  Feb.  20,  1821,  in  business  as  a  bridle-bit  maker  in  Cham- 
Rev.    Bernard    C.    Wolff    (born    Dec.    11,  bersburg,  in  partnership  with  James 

J794 — died  Nov.  1,  1870),  son  of  John  Later  he  kept  a  hardware  store  at  the 
George  and  Elizabeth  (Krause)  Wolff,  of  east  corner  of  Main  and  Queen  streets,  in 
Martinsburg,  W.  Va.  lie  was  an  eminent  partnership  with  his  brother-in-law,  Michael 
teacher  in  the  Theological  Seminar}'  of  the  Whitmore.  He  also  conducted  a  saddlery 
Reformed  Church.  They  had  issue:  business  in  another  room  in  the  same  build- 
George  Dering,  Mary  Catharine,  Elizabeth  ing.  In  the  war  of  1812  he  served  with 
Mary,  Susan  Burton  and  Christian  Beecher.  Capt.    Jeremiah    Snider's   company   on    the 

4.  Jacob,  born  June  28,  1795,  died  Canada  frontier,  and  in  1814  lie  marched 
Oct,  7,  1796.  to  the  defense  of  Baltimore  in  the  company 

5.  Catharine,    born    Feb.    25,    1797.  of  Capt.   Samuel   1).   Culbertson.      He 
died  Oct.  4,  1799.  free   from  political  ambition,  and  the  only 

6.  Christian    Dering    (born    March  offices  he  ever  consented  to  fill  we  • 

ii,    1799 — died    Sept.    2,    1X37)    married,  town  councilman,  1820  and  1822,  and  school 

April -2i,    1825,    Elizabeth   Coggin    Likens  director,  1840.   But  in  the  Reformed  Church 

(born  Aug.  4,  1803 — died  March  10,  1867),  he    was    full    of    good    works   and    held    im- 

of  Charlestown,  \V.   Va.     They  had  issue:  portant  positions.     He  was  a  trustei 

Charles    Christian,    Mary    Elizabeth,    Ann  Theological  Seminary,   1836-52,  and 

Doyne,    Susan    Jane,    Ellen    Douglas    and  1855-71,  and  president  oi  the  board,   1843- 

Bcrnard  Likens.  4.4.  and  a  trustee  of  Marshall  College,  1836 

7.  Elizabeth  (born  March  28,  1801  53.  and  of  Franklin  and  Mar-hall.  1853-54. 
-—died  March  9,  1N30)  married,  April  id,  Barnard  and  Judith  A.  (Hcyser)  Wolff 
1822,  John  Whitmore  (born  Nov.  4,  1798—  had  issue: 

died  Sept.  25,  1 862 ),  for  many  years  a  mer-  1.     Christian   Heyser  (born 

chant   in    Chambershurg.      They   had    issue:  1S15 — died   Feb,   28,    1887),   w 

Anna    Mary,  Jacob   Dering,  Charlotte  and  years  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Wolff.  Lane 

John  Christian  Wolff.  &  Co.,  of  Pittsburgh.    He  was  11  >tcd  for  hi< 

8.  Anna     Maria     (horn     April     30,  love  of  art. 

1803 — died  March  22,  1890)  married.  April  2.      Jacob  Heyser,  born  Sept.  30, 

9,    1822,    Benjamin    A.    Fahnestock    thorn  died  July   ie>,  1817. 
July  X,   171)0  -died  July   11.  1862),  son  ^\  3.     John  George  (born  June  6,  1818- 

George  and   Mary   (Aughinbaugh)    Fahne-  died  July    10.    1891)    was   for  many 

stock,  and   they  had  issue:   George   Wolff,  engaged  in  business  in  Oiaml>ersburg,  but 

•Christian    Dering,    Helen    Mary,  and    Mary  removed   to   Pittsburgh   in    1866.     On   Oc 

Elizabeth.  15,  1844,  he  married  Theresa  Rebco 

9.  Susanna   Barbara   (horn  Jan.   13,  (born      \pril     12.     1823 — died     Marc 
1807 — tlietl  June  Hi,   1XX0)   married.  Sept.  1896),  daughter  of  Daniel  May.  of  N      ■• 
9,  1830,  John  Shea  (horn  Feb.  7.  1800 — died  and  they  had  issue:  Bernard  May.  Iwni  N    • 
March  20,  1864).    They  had  issue:  Edward  6,  1845,  died  Sq>l    15.  1863;  Christian  1 
Wolff,  Mary   Elizabeth,  Christian   Barnard,  ward,  horn  Jan.   1.  1849.  married  Sept.  27, 


jfM  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

1X77,   Delia   Eichbaum;   Phelps,   born  July  1830 — died  Aug.  23, 

4,  1853,  is  living  in  Pittsburgh,  and  has  one  19,   1855,  Mary  Bunting  (1>  rn  Mai        .  : 

son,    Christian    Edward;    William    Heyser,  1835),  and  had  issue:  Kale  Xii 

born  April    11,    1858,  died  Oct.    16,    1863;  iam  Bernard  and  Bernard  Bun 

and  Clarence  May,  horn   March  21,    1865,  last  named  deceased. 

married,  April    22,    1890,    Margaret    Ross  9.     Henry  L.  Rice, 

Jane  Kurtz  (born  April  1,   1865),  and  had  died  Dec.  17,  1834. 

Dorothy,  [Catherine  and  Margaret.  (V)     AMI  L1A  HEYSER   (.born  Jul 

4.  Catharine      Elizabeth      married  26,  1806 — died  July  31,  1852),  daughter  oi 
John  \  .  Lindsay  1  VII).  Jacob  and  Catharine  M'tt)  He 

5.  Anna  Mary  (bom  Sept.  18,  1822)  Feb.  15,   1827,  John  Smitl 
married,     May     2,     1848,    Jacob     Dutrow  1S04 — died  .March  jN,  1851  fl 
Thomas    (born   Jan.    19,    1827— died   Nov.  and  Mary  Smith.     Jlc  was  a  merchant  ;:; 
22,    1894),   and   had   issue:   Adelaide,   horn  (  hambersburg,  his  -tore  '  the  cas 
Sept.    [9,   [851,  died  March   15.   1895,  mar-  side  of   Main   street,  adjoinin 

ried,  Dec.    17,    1872,  John  Fenton  Thomas,  properties,     lie  died   sud 

ami  had  Mary  Bertha,  Ada  Elizabeth,  Mar-  room.      At   the   time   oi 

garet     May     (deceased),     Bernard     Wolff,  manager  of  the  Hollywel 

Christian    Herbert,  (iertrr.de      Irene,    Kath-  the  ownership  of  which.  '. 

arine  Grace,  and  John  Fenton;  Mary  Cath-  with  his  bro tin 

arine,  born  Feb.    to,   1854,  married  Oct.  24,  William   Heyser.      lie  v 

1874,    Thomas    Lily   Thomas    (horn    March  porter  of  the   Reformed  Chin 

21,  1848,  died  fan.  [4,  1897),  and  had  John  stitutions.    He  wasa  trust 

Edgar,  Mary  Francis,  Jacob  Laurence,  Jo-  Theological  Seminary,    1S31 

seph  Gaffeny,    Catharine    Elizabeth,    Louis  urer  for  the  boat  '.   1837-51: 

Arthur,  Robert  Levin  and  Nannie  Adelaide;  trustee  of  M  11 

Margaret  Ellen,  born  April   16,   1856,  mar-  and  Amcli; 
ried  Nov.  -7,  1883,  John  Padgett,  and  had  1.     Marion  di< 

Mary  Elizabeth  and  Nellie  Welles;  and  Flora  _\     Jacoh  Heyser  die 

May,  horn  March    to,   1858,  married   Nov.  3.     Mary     L.wt 

15,    18S1,   Richard   R.   Daw  and  had   Flora  1833,  died  June  11,  1836. 
Celeste,     Ada     Thomas,     Richard     Lindsay,  4.     Amelia    (born   in    1! 

James    [rving,    Ida     Isadore,    Anna     Mary,  8,    1873)    married,    in     1S6 

Harve)   Renshaw    (deceased),  Jacob  Arthur  Tritlc  (born  ii    1833),  s< 

and  Thomas  Dutrow.  a  merchant  in  lrnlton  count; 

6.  Charlotte   Iudith,  horn  Sept   11,  see:    Barnard  S..  who  died  ii 
1825,  died  Aug.  4,  1845.  5.      Ann    lives  in  Cham! 

7.  Bernard  (horn  March    :6,   1828  (VI)  JACOB  HEYSE1 

died  April  23,  1  married  Feb.  27,  1866,  1822,  died  Jan.    17.    10.-. 

Anna    Eliza   Withers,  daughter  of   Michael  and   Elizabeth    (Bent 

Withers,   of    Lancaster,    Pa.,   and   they    had  ualed  at  Marsh 

issue:      Paul   Christian,    Man    Bertha   and  the  English  oral ioi 

Bernard  Withers,  the  latter  now   deceased.  law  and  w 

8.  Wnii\o    Heyser   (horn  Aug.    15,  Bar,  in  1843.  but  never  pi 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,(j- 

for  many   years   a   manufacturer  of   straw  1 853),  son  of  John  and  Frances  W.  (Ci 

board  at  the  old  paper  mill  where  the  Wolf  ford)    Lindsay.     The  Lindsays  are 

shops  are  now  situated.     For  a  number  "f  Franklin  county  family:       John    Lindsav, 

years  lie  held  a  position  in  the  department  who  died  in   ij'i'j,  came  to  Guilford  town- 

of  Public  Instruction  at  Harrisburg,  which  ship  before  the  organization  of  Cun 

he  only   relinquished    in    1902   because   of  county,  and  in   1740  was  tax  collector  for 

failing'  health.        lie  always  took  an   active  Antrim   township,    Lancaster  county,   which 

interest  in  the  work  of  the  Reformed  ('hutch  then    embraced    the    whole   of    what 

and   its   institutions,   was  a   member   of   its  Franklin  county.     From   fohn  Lindsav,  the 

Sunday-school  from  its  organization  in  1830  pioneer,  the  line  of  descent  is  as   :' 

until   his  death,  and  superintendent  of  same  Fulton    Lindsay    married    lane    Fulton,*and 

for  thirty-two  years,    lie  was  an  active  elder  had  anion-   other  children,  James   1 

.of  /ion's  Reformed  Church  for  thirty-eight  (born    Any..    1743 — died    Oct.  i_\   1S04), 

years,     lie  succeeded  his  father  as  a  trustee  who,  with  his  wife  Martha  (born  in  17^1 

of  Franklin  and  Marshall  College,  a  position  died  Sept.  7,  1838),  was  the  father, 
that  he  held  for  twelve  years,  iSCo-7_\  other  children,  of  John  Lindsay  (born  ii 
and  was  president  of  the  Alumni  Associa  Guilford  township  in  1770 — died  Sept.  6, 
tion  of  the  college,  1849-50,  and  vice-presi-  1825).  This  John  Lindsay  married  Fran- 
dent,  1864-65.  Mr.  Heyser  married  Amelia  ces  \V.  Crawford  (born  in  17N0 — died  April 
Smith  (died  May  2,  \ 898 ) ,  daughter  of  11.  jNUN),  daughter  of  Edward  u 
Frederick  and  Catharine  (Smith)  Smith,  and  they  had  issue:  James,  who  died  in 
They  had  issue:  Missouri;  John  Vance;  Edward  Crawford. 

1.  Catharine     Elizabeth     lives    in  born  1823,  who  died  Feb.  22,  1844;  Martha, 
Chambersburg.  who  married  James  Thompson;   1 

2.  Amelia  Smith  lives  in  Chambers-  who  married  Samuel   Bigham;  Sarah,  who 
burg.  married  J.  Smith  Crier;  Jane,  who  ; 

3.  William  L.,  married  Harriet  King.  Frederick  Byers;  Mary,  who  married 
daughter   of  John  and     Margaret    (Scott)  1 ).  Crier;  and  Rebca  1,  who  marri    1  Will 
King,  and  they  have  had  issue :     Thomas  A.  iam  C.    Reed.     John  Vance   Linds 

Scott    (died    in    infancy),    Margaret    Scott  merchant    in    Chambersburg   in  ship 

King  and  Alice  Bentz.  with  his  cousin,  James  1..   Black.     I 

4.  Jacob  died  in  infancy.  in'   the  prime  of   life.      Mrs.    Lin 

5.  Ellen  Graham  married  Oliver  C.  vived  her  husband  more  than  hal 
Bowers  (Bowers  Family).  and  died  in  Chambersburg.  Feb.   1... 

(>.     Julia  died  in  infancy.  John   V.  and  Catharine  E.    (  V.     I 

7.  Anna  died  in  infancy.  say  had  issue: 

8.  Alice  married  James  P.  Harter,  of  1.     John     Barnard    (born    Jan.    -4. 
Hagerstown,    and    they    have    issue:      Mary  1843)    lives   in  Chambersburg. 

Amelia,  James  P.  and  Alice  Heyser.  2.      I'iiomas  Crawford  (born   1 

(Y1I)    CATHARINE     ELIZABETH  1845)  lives  in  Pittsburgh.  He  n 

WOLFF    (bom   Sept.    IS.    1820),   daughter  iS.    1S73,  Maria  Ward   \  ernei.  ilan 

of  Barnard  and  Judith  A.  (Heyser)  Wolff,  James  D.  and  Maria  X    Venn 

married   Feb.  25,   1841,  John  Nance  l.ind-  have   issue:     Frank   Vomer .  I» 

say    (lion,    M.uch    15,    1814-  died  )wwc  4,  1 S75 ;  Joseph   Home,  born  Jan    i-\    iS.".v': 


i66  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

and    John    Arthur,    bom    April    16,    1887.  Regiment,   Pennsylvania  (  nd  was 

3.  William    Wolff,  born     Feb.     11,  again  mustered  in,  Sept.  3.   1864,  and  dis 
JH.-17,  died  Nov.  6,  1K98.  charged  the  second  lime  June  16,  1865.  Had 

4.  JVIakv   Elizabeth    (bom    Dec.    31,  he  made  application,  and  tender* 

)8.iX — died   Nov.  26,    189.])    married   Feb.  ices  of  the  men  he  had  raised,  he  would  have 

26,   1880,  James  (1.  Gordon    (died   Feb.   3,  been  appointed  by  the  goverm  r  captain  of 

1890),  of  Philadelphia.    They  had  no  i-^ue.  a  company  to  be  formed.     Mr.  Morg 

5.  Frank   (born  Jan.  28,  1851)   lives  served  with  Sheridan  in  his  raid,  and 

in  Chambersburg,  Pennsylvania.  with  him  at  the  time  of  the  famous  ride, 

Oct.  19,  1864,  from  Winchester,  Ya.,  to  the 

A.    I).    MORGANTHALL,  vice-presi-  front.     He  was  a  prisoner  of  war  with  Lee 

dent  of  the  Geiser  Mfg.  Co.,  and  for  many  when  he  surrendered  at   Appomattox,  Ya.. 

years  a  very  prominent  resident  of  Waynes-  April  9.   1865.     His  brother  En 

linru,  was  horn  Sept.  6,  1844,  'n  that  city,  in  Company  G,  was  captun  II  shy  near 

and  is  descended  from  two  of  the  first  fam-  Mt.  Jackson,  Ya.,  and  \. 

ilics  of  the  place.  isbury  (N.  C.)  prison,  when   '  starved 

(\)  JOHN  MORGANTHALL,  his  pa-  in  death.      Upon  the  day  he  was  captured. 

tenia!  grandfather,   was  a   native  of   Gcr-  Oct.  ist,  the  boy  was  onlj  ■  ,  and  In 

many,  and  married  Nancy  Frederick.  lived  in  misery  until  Jan.   J3.    1865.     Lew.? 

(II)     CAPT.    GEORGE    MORGAN-  H.,  another  brother,  served  in  Company  B, 

THALL,  father  of  A.  1).,  was  horn  in  Way-  1st  Maryland  Cavalry,  until  the  clos< 

nesboro  in  1814,  and  died  in  1890.     He  was  war,  after  which  he  returne  1  I 

a  captain  in  the   Pennsylvania  militia  before  in   1887. 

the  war   with   Mexico.      He   married    Susan  After    returning    from    the    war    A.    1'. 

Price,  also  a  native  of  Waynesboro,  who  was  Morganthall  worked  as  .    | 

horn  in  182]  and  died  in  1895.     Her  father  lime  in  Chambersburg.  but  in  1 

was  George  Price,  the  first  barber  of  Way-  he  entered  upon  a  commei  rse  in    1 

nesboro,  who  also  conducted  a   shoe  shop,  business   college   in    Iron   City,    P; 

he  being  a  shoemaker  as  well.     He  married  which    he    was   graduated    May    is; 

Lydia  Hoover.  same   year.       The   day     thereafter 

(III;    A.    D.    MORGANTHALL    was  stricken  down  witl    l 

reared  in  Waynesboro,  and  attended  the  free  ing   from  his  illness,  he   res 

school  until  he  was  fourteen  years  i>\  age.  with  his  father  in  Way. 

On  Oct.    10,    1  So.\  he  enlisted,  becoming  a  fall  of  1867  look  .;  ; 

private  in  Company.  E,  158th   Pennsylvania  Mfg.    Co.,    for   thirteen   yi 

Regiment,   which   company   was    formed   at  keeper  for  the  company.     After 

Chambersburg.       He     served     nearly     ten  cled  as  salesman  for  a  year,  full 

months,  having  volunteered  for  nine  months'  he  was  made  a^--:^!a:it  sect 

service,   and    was   one   of   the   gallant    boys  His  abilities  hy  this  time  wei 

who   helped   to   drive  General    Lee  out   of  ally  recogi     1  eciatetl 

Pennsylvania.      On    Aug.    l.'.    1S63,   he   was  made   5C( 

honorably  discharged,  hut  his  work   for  the  for  thirteen  years.     However,  at 

Union    was    not    yet    finished,    for    he    lain  he  again  went    upoi     ll 

raised  sixty-eight  men  for  Company  (i,  17th  one  of  ihc  head  salesmen,  a- 


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167 


president  of  the  company,  to  which  office  he 
was  elected  in  1899,  a  year  after  lie  resumed 
the  duties  of  salesman.  He  is  now  located 
in  St.  Louis  as  general  manager  of  the  com- 
pany's branch  house  in  that  city,  and  lias 
been  a  director  of  the  company  since  1870, 
with  the  exception  of  1896.  He  is  very 
well  and  favorably  known  in  Waynesboro 
and  Franklin  county. 

Mr.  Morganthall  lias  also  been  promin- 
ent in  public  affairs.  He  was  elected  bur- 
gess of  Waynesboro  in  1872  for  one  year, 
and  was  appointed  postmaster  of  Waynes- 
boro May  6,  1 894,  filling  that  office  for  a 
full  tern)  of  four  years.  Fraternally  he  is 
a  member  of  the  I.  O.  O.  F.,  G.  A.  K.  (Wal- 
ker Post,  No.  187),  Improved  Order  of 
Redmen,  Knights  of  .Malta,  Royal  Arcanum, 
Mystic  Circle,  Independent  Order  of  Jlepla- 
sophs  and  Shield  of  Honor. 

Chi  Feb.  7,  1871,  A.  D.  Morganthall 
was  married  to  Miss  M.  L.  Boggs,  ol  Con- 
cord, Franklin  Co.,  Pa.,  and  seven  children 
have  come  to  this  marriage,  all  very  bright 
young  people,  born  and  reared  in  Waynes- 
boro: 

1.  J  Larvev  S. 

2.  Charles  E. 

3.  NoK.Mi   E. 

4.  Clara  B. 

5.  Lulu  M. 

6.  A  Iain  A. 

7.  Paul  C. 

I 
WILLIAM  TELL  OMWAKE,  a  lead 
ing  lawyer  of  Franklin  county  ami  connected 
in  some  capacity  with  most  "i  the  important 
business  interests  ui  Waynesboro,  is  one  oi 
the  prominent  and  influential  citizens  oi  that 
place.  Mi.  Omwakc  was  boii)  in  Antrim 
township,    Franklin  Co.,    Pa.,  second  ol 

Henry  and  Eveline  (Beaver)  Omwakc,  both 
natives  of  Franklin  county.  The  original 
name  in  German  was  "Amwear,"  by  which 


some  members  of  the  family  in  Lai 
arc  still  known.  Lcnhardt  Amwcj 
grated  from  the  1  'alatinate  in  1729. 

(  1 )  JACOB  I  >MWAKE,  a  C 
of  Lenhardt,  was  born  in  Berks  o 
and   was  the  first  of  the  name  I 
Franklin   county,      lie   settled    ; 
Church,    in    Washington    township.   . 
1 80S  moved   to  a   tract   of  land 
bought    from    Samuel    Sell.      He   •' 
17,  1  Si.},  at  the  age  of  forty-one  years,     lie 
married    Catharine    Hassler,   and    the; 
six   children,  two  sons    [one  of  v.!.  nn   was 
John  (II)], and  four  daughters.  I  lis 
married  Daniel  : ' 

(.11)  JOHN  OMWAKE,  s 
was   also  a   native  of   Lerks  county, 
eight    years   old   whei  '  ■ 

Franklin    county.       He    married    El 
Ledy,   daughter  of    Henry    and    Eli: 
(Miller)  Ledy.     From  his  marriage  in  1821, 
to  his  death   in    ll  side  I 

homestead,  and  there  his  widow  lived  I 
extreme   old   age.      Their   childrei 
follows: 

1.  C.vi  UARl 

2.  Sam  1  11.,     wh  >    married 
Keckler. 

3.  [oHN,  who  m  irricd,  and  is  '.  1 

Ohio. 

4.  Jeremiah,   who    was    1 

Ohio  to  Am:  Sheets. 

5.  Henry  MIC 

().     Si  san,  w  iff  of  Chi  isti 

7.     Elizabeth,   wife 
I.-  hi  . 

S.     M  vry    \nn.  who 

<).     Rebecca,  wh  1  died  unni 

(111)    HENlvS    OMWAKE 
Dee.  o.  1830,  on  the  old  I 
lem   Church,      lie  was   reared  on  the   i 
and  attended  the  public  schools,  1 
himself    foi    leacl        .    mainly    1 
.     .it   home.      \t   the  : 


,68  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

years  he  began  teaching  in  the  Salem  tlis-  Pa..  May  23.   1856,  and  was  reared  on  the 

trict,  and   followed  that   profession  during  farm.    He  attended  the  commo 

the  winters  for  sixteen  years,  removing  in  also  a  private  school  in  Gn 

the  meantime,  in  1854,  to  Antrim  township,  entered  Ursinu    Coll         Muntj 

In  1867  he  bought  the  Peter  Winner  home-  Pa.      After    leaving    college 

stead  near  Grecncastle,  where  lie  resided  nn-  leaching  for  a  few  year-,  and  then  read  law 

til  the  fall  of  1898.  and  has  since  then  lived  in  the  office  of  ex-Judge  F.  M.  Kimn 

retired  in  Grecncastle.       In     1881    he    was  Chambersburg.      lie    was   adi 

elected  county  commissioner,  and  served  as  Bar  in   December.    1SS1,  and.  the  toll 

such  three  years.     On  March    1  (.,    1854,  he  year  began  practicing  in  Wayne 

married  Eveline   Beaver,  daughter  of  John  was  admitted  to  practice  in    the    S 

Beaver,   and   they  have  the   following  chil-  Courts  in  r 886,  and  is  a  member  of  tl 

dren :  liar 

1.     John,  of  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  is  presi  Politically  Mr.  Omwakc  is  a  D< 

dent    of    the    United    States    Playing    Card  and    is  prominent   and   populai 

Company,  the  United  States  Printing  Com  his  own  party,  but   vvitl    I 

pany,  and  the  Rusncl!  Morgan  Lithograph-  litical  tenets.     Aside  from  hi-  ; 

ing  Company,  of  that  city,  and  1-  also  a  di-  which  he  ranks  among  the  fir 

rector  in  several  financial  institutions.  the   couniv,    Mr.    Omwakc    i-   promh 

William  Tell  (IV).  business  circles,  being  identified  witli  1 

3.  Mary  K.  i-  unmarried,    and    lives  the  leading  industrial  institutioi 

with   her  parents   in   Greencaslle,    Pennsyl-  boro.      He    is   vice-president   and    a 

vania.  tor  of  the  Pei  >pl<  's  Xal 

4.  Augustus  1!..  of  Washington,    1 ).  of  the  Waynesl    ;      Wat 

C,  is  a  member  of  the  real  estate  linn  of  in   the   Chambersburg    Lumber    Co; 

Tail,  Omwakc  \-  Co.  Landis  Tool  Com]  my,  at 

5.  James  E.,  resides  at  Grecncastle,  and  Company:  and  is  president 

is  engaged   in  the  grain  and  coal  business,  managers  of  the  Green  Hill  Ct 

o.     Jeremiah    S..  a  graduate  of  Ship-  ciation.     lie  is  a  menil 

pensburg  Normal  School  and  the  Dickinson  Church,  and  i'i  the  M 

Law  School,  is  practicing  law  at  Shippens-  ternities. 
burg.  Mr.   Omwakc   was  man  : 

7.     Chalmers   1'     is    engaged    in    the  Snively,    dan  Benjamin   ; 

grain  and  coal  business  at  Greencaslle.  lilda    (Mitchell)    Snively,  d 

X.     George   1...  a  graduate  '>i  Ursinns  trim  township,  and  this  un 

College  and   Vale  Divinity  Scl '.  is  now  with  one  child: 

dean  of  Ursinus  College  at  Collcgeville.  1.     Matilda  Mitchell. 

o.     Howard  k  ,  a  graduate  '^  Prince- 
ton  University,  spent   three  years  after  his  LUDW1G  FAMILY    1 

graduation    in    leaching    in    the    Protestant  WIG.  the  an..   I         f  the  Lml 

College  .11    Beirut,   Syria,  and   is  now    pro  Chambersburg,    v..,-    torn    ;- 

fessor  of  Latin  at  Mcrcersburg  Academy.  Castle,     llcssc  Darmstadt 

(IV)    Will  1AM     I'.   OMWAKF   was  serve  ' 

bom  in   Antrim  town-hip,  Franklin  county,  he  was  with  ll  al   Mo- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,r,9 

turned   in  safety,  but   two  <>f  his  brothers  mated  at  $19,000,  of  which  the  brewery  in 

perished  in  that  disastrous  campaign.    After  Queen  street,  adjacent   lo  th 

his  return  to  civil  life  lie  was  court  warden  Edge  Tool   Works,  was  valued  at  $ 

under  the  Grand  Duke  of  Hesse-Darmstadt.  He  was  a  meinbei  of  the  firm  of  Hubcr  & 

]Je  was  hurt  in  athletic  exercise  and  died  in  Co.,  which  owned  and  conducted  the  Lemnos 

consequence.     He  had  among  other  children  Works,  and  he  was  one  of  tin 

two    sons    who    emigrated    to    the    United  and  a  member  of  the  Chambersburg  Wo 

States:  Company,    his    original    investment 

1.  George  (II).  $10,000.     lie  was  a  public-spirited  citizen 

2.  Philip  (bom  in  1812 — died  Oct.  16,  and  one  of  the  leading  men  of  the 

1879)  settled  at  Chambersburg.  During  the  Civil  was  he  was  a  war  Dem  1 

(II)     GEORGE    LUDWIG    (bom    in  crat.     He  was  a  member  of  George  Wash 

Hesse-Darmstadt,  Germany,  Jan.    10,   1S11  ington  Lodge,   No.    i-);v   I".  &  A.   M.,  a 

r— died   at   Chambersburg,   March   6,    1887)  "'"    l'"'    Second    Lutheran    Church.    I 

came  to  Amenta   when   only   twenty  years  bershurg,    of    which    he    was    one    of    the 

old   to  escape  military   service.      He  landed  founders. 

at  Baltimore,  and  then  went  to  New  Jersey,  Mr.    Ludwig    married,    in    1834.    Mary 

when-  he  found  employment  in  a  brewery  Shane  (hern  at    Rohrbach,  a  village  in  1 

at  Jersey  City.     He  came  to  the  Cumberland  Palatinate,     Feb.    2,     1813 — died    Dec.    6, 

Valley  when  the  wink  of  constructing  the  1882),  who  emu-  to  America  in  1832,  witl 

Cumberland  Valley  railroad  was  beginning  her    mother,    Mrs.    Christian    5 

and  helped  to  build  the  first  three  miles  of  Oct.   14.  1771) — 'hod  at  Chaml 

the  road.     In  1836  he  found  employment  in  j-,  1831).     The  Shanes  wen-  of  Fr< 

the  old  Washabaugh  brewery,  in  King  street,  traction.     George   and    Mary    Ludwig   hail 

Chambersburg,    and    as    he    was    a    skillful  is^uc: 

brewer  and  maltster  he  was  soon  made  fore-  1.     John  S    (born  in  1835  -died 

man  of  the  old  establishment.     After  work-  >    i864)\vas   a  tinsmith:  he  married 

ing  for  three  years  in  Washabaugh's  brew-  Fennel,  daughter  of   Frederick     nd   C  I 

cry  he  started   in  business  on  his  own   ac-  rine    (Ripper)     Fennel.     They    1 

count,  renting  the  Hershberger  property  in  George  Washington  (born  Ap 

South  Main  streets,  above  Queen.     As  Mr.  died  fune  24,  1902),  .1  physu   in,  w 

Ludwig  was  a  chemist,  as  well  as  a  brewer  ried   Anna   Brengle.  and  had 

and  maltster,  he  succeeded  in  producing  high-  ceased).  Carlton  (deceased),  . 

grade  ales,  and  his  enterprise  proved  sue-  Catharine  (born  July  J,   185S 

cessful   from  the  outset.     After  a  few  years  Stephen    Arnold    Douglas    (born 

of  prosperity  he  purchased  the  property  at  1860 — deceased);   William   11.    (born 

the  alley  on  the  west   side  of  tin-  street   and  10.    1862),    a    jeweler   and    member   < 

erected    a    brewery    there,    in    which   he   was  Chambersburg    town    council.    \. 

very   prosperous.     In  time  he   became   the  July  10.  18S3,  Elizabeth  Dessem 

owner  of  the  old  Washabaugh  breweries  as  o.    iS  >|),  daughter  "i  Adam 

well,  and  amassed  a  large  fortune   for  that  (Falter)    Dessem,  and  has 

time.     Re  suffered  in  the  burning  of  Cham-  (born    Vug     \  1884)  and  G.  R 

bershurg  by  the  Confederates  in    1864,  his  Feb,  22,  1887)  ;  and  Andrew   ; 

kss  on   the  buildings  destroyed  being   esti-  Feb.  9,   1S64). 


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2.  Martin  (born  Aug.  i8,  1836 — died  (born  Dec.  25,  1876),  a  druggist  of  Cum- 
Feb.    29,    1H76)    married    Louisa    Lenber,  bcrland,  Maryland. 

daughter  of  George  Lenher,  and  had  issue:  12.      Edward,    born   in   Augusl 

Emma    1..    (bom    in   October,    1858),    who  died  in  August,  1895. 

married    to    Barclay    Earhart;    and    Henry  13.     Emma   Elizabeth,  born  Oct.  _■;. 

Stoncr   (born   Aug.    14,    1867).  '857,  is  living  in  Philadelphia. 

3.  Mary   (bom  Aug.  jj,  1838)   mar-  J4.    An n a  Amelia,  born  April  8,  if'61, 
ried  John  Fisher,  son  of  Adam  and  Rebecca  died   Feb.  20.   1S62. 

(Wallace)    Fisher,  and  had  issue :     Harry,  (III)      JACOB    1).    LUiDWIG    (born 
deceased;    Emma,    deceased,    who    married  Feb.    19,    1849),   son  "'"  ' 
Horace  Bender;  Mary  R.,  married  to  Mr.  (Shane)  Ludwig,  was  educated  in  the  pub- 
Bloom,  living  in  West  Virginia;  and  Nellie,  lie  schools  of  Chambersburg,  and  after  being 
deceased.  graduated    at    the   high    - 

4-     George,   horn   June   6,    1841,   died  academic  course  in  mathematics  and  the  clas- 

Jan.  5,  1875.  sics  under  Rev.  Dr.  James  F.  Kennedy,  at 

5.  Samuel,  horn  May  j,  1843,  died  in  the  Chambersburg  Academy,      ill-   st 
infancy.  were  often  interrupted  by  the  turbule 

6.  Margaret  died  in  infancy.  exciting  scenes   incident   to  the   Civil   war, 

7.  Henry  (horn  Feb.   19,  1845)  mar-  and  the  destruction  of  the  academy  by  the 
ricd   Oct.  8,    1871,    Mrs.   Sophia    (Scheuer-  Confederate-  in  1864.     He  sub:      lently  ci 
man)  Eiug,  daughter  of  George  Martin  and  tered   Eastman's  National  Commerci 
Margaretta    (Rosenbar)    Scheuerman,    and  lege,  at  Poughkecpsic,  from  which  he  was 
widow   of   Casper   Hug.      'I  hey   had   issue:  graduated  in  1871.     He  also  took  apt 
Emma  Minnie,  horn  July  20,  1872,  who  died  course  in  the  English  classics  and  el 

Jan.  3,   1895;   Franklin   Edward,   horn  July  lie   then  entered  into  at:   • 

27.   1073;  and  George  Henry,  born   Dei.  6.  the  American   Literary   Bun  111,  < 

1877,  who  died  Feb.   18,   1897.  stitnte,   New    York,  and   for  .1   briel 

S.     Charles  married    Emma   Wagner,  devoted  himself  to  the  le< 

They  had  issue :    Charles  Wallace,  Charlotte  elocutionist  with  marked 

M.,  George  Bitner,  Frederick  W.   (married  that  his  choice  ><i  a  vocal 

Matilda  Bingham  and  their  children  arc  \Yal-  his  ad 

lace  and  Catharine),  Bert,  and  Mary   (who  father  opposed  the  calling  to  \ 

married   Rush   Stcpler).  led   him.  and    he   was   induced    I 

<).     Jacob  I).   1  111  ).  Chambersburg,  where  he  began  the  - 

10.  CaSIMEK   I'..   (horn  I'd..  21,   1831).  law  under   \\,<n.  J.   McDowell  Shar] 
a     Presbyterian     minister    at     Indianapolis,  fore  completing   his 

Ind.,  married    Dec.   23,    1873,    Margaret    L.  law    office   ^\    his   kinsman.    Mo       W'il 

Keller,  daughtei   of  George  Keller,  of  Gar-  Walsh,   at   Cumberland,   Md., 

rett  county,  Maryland.  mittcd  to  the   \llegain   1  Md 

11,  Christina  Anna   (born  Sept.   10,  1S73.     lie  remained  with  Mr.  Walsh  uv.l 
1853-    uu'1'      M"'1'     '"•     '883)    married    in  the  following   December,  . 

November,  1875,  Homer  Shirey  (horn  Nov.      f  the  broken  h< 

23,   1853),  proprietoi  of  the  "Indian  Queen  he  was  prevaile 

.Hotel."    and,    had    issue :     Orville    Ludwig  town.       He    V\ 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  l?l 

County   Bar  Jan.    19,    1874,  and   has  since  ncss  enterprise.     This  point  was  argued  at 

practiced  his  profession  at   Chambersburg.  great  length  and  with  much  zeal  by  o] 

As  a  lawyer  lie  soon  gained  high  repute  for  counsel,  but  Mr.  Ludwig  won  in  ever 

his  knowledge  <>f  the  law  and  fidelity  to  his  of  the  case  in  the  examiner's  report,  in  the 

clients,     lie  has  represented  many  diversi-  ruling  of  Judge  Stewart,  and  in  the  opinion 

lied  interests  in  the  courts,  and  proved  him-  of   the   Supreme   court.      Thus   he   g; 

self  a  leader  at  a  Bar  noted  for  its  able  coun-  greal  triumph,  establishing  the  legality  of  a 

selors    and    eloquent     advocates,      lie    has  proposition   the   fundamental   idea  of  which 

Tilled  many  public  positions  in  the  hue  of  his  was  that  the  manufacture  and  sale  of  ele< 

profession,    being   attorney    for   the   county  tricity  by  a  municipality  is  a  pul 

commissioners,  1S70-81  ;  attorney  for  Slier-  ence  and  comfort,  and  a  public  busin 

iff  Gerbig,   1890-93;  and  attorney   for  the  fecting    the    community    as    a    whole.     He 

borough   of    Chambersburg,    1876-77,    and  argued  this  constitutional  question  with  great 

again  in   1889-93.     While  he  was  attorney  ability  and  learning,  and  is  entitled  to  the 

for  the  borough  the  second  time  he  gained  credit  of  securing  authority   for  a:., 

marked    distinction    by    securing    from    the  lishing   the   legality   of  the   manufacture   of 

Legislature   of    Pennsylvania    authority    for  electricity  by  the  boroughs  in  Pennsylvania 

boroughs  and  incorporated  towns  to  engage  for  the  use  of  the  people  in  their  homes  and 

in  the  manufacture  of  electricity   for  com-  places  of  business.     Apart  from  this 

mercial  purposes  as  well  as  for  street  light-  guished  service  in  behalf  of  the  municipality, 

ing.     This  was  pioneer  legislation.      At   the  .Mr.   Ludwig's  advice  as  an  attorney 

request  of  the  town  council  he  drafted  a  bill  county  commissioners  had  excellent  1 

to  he  submitted  to  the  State  Legislature  at  in     the     financial     affairs    of    the 

the  session  of  1891,  the  object  of  which  was  Through  his  exertions  a  large  sum  1  I  I 

to  give  the  inhabitants  of  the   boroughs   in  was  refunded  to  tin-  taxpayers  of  ih 

this  Commonwealth   the  right   to  manufac-  that   had   been   collected  as   State  :.. 

tine  and  supply  electricity  as  the  boroughs  the  repeal  of  the    \ct  authorizing  its  collcc- 

then  had  the  right  to  supply  water  and  man  tion.    Asa  real  estate  lawyer  there  h; 

ufacture    and    supply    gas.     This    hill    met  been  his  superior  in  the  county.     H( 

with  determined  opposition  from  some  of  the  charter  member  and  director  and  tl 

leading  citizens  and  taxpayers  of  Chambers-  ncy  for  the  People's  Building  v. 

burg,  who  opposed  it  in  both  branches  of  the  ciation.  and  the  Franklin  Buil 

Legislature  and  before  the  Governor  after  Association,  and  the  Mechanics'  Buil 

its  passage,  and  subsequently  contested  its  Loan   Association  o\   Chambcrsbui  . 

constitutionality  in  the  county  court  of  Com-  tcred    in     1890,    with    a    capital    sto. 

mon   Pleas,  silling  in  equity,  and  before  the  $1,000,000,      under      a      perpt 

Supreme    court    ^\     Pennsylvania.     It    was  granted    under    the   laws   of    Pennsylv; 

contended  on  behalf  o\  the  plaintiffs  that  the  lie  made  a  Specialty  ^i  the  work  ui 

act    was   unconstitutional,    the    manufacture  by   these  associations   and    is   ll 

of  electricity   for  commercial  purposes  by  a  two    pamphlets,    one    detailing 

municipality   and    its  sale  to  the  citizens  of  under  the  old  method,  and  ll 

the   municipality     for    lighting   their    homes  the  new  method.     In  1S95  he  \ 

ami   places  of  business   not   being  a   public  ><i  Dayton,  Ohio,  to  study  the  new    syst< 

service,  use  01   business,  but  a  private  busi-  known  as  the  Dayton  pla 


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BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    CUUNTY. 


return  called  a  public  meeting  in  the  court- 
house in  Chambersburg  and  organized  the 
Mutual  Lean  &  Savings  Association  of 
Chambersburg,  Pa.,  under  the  Dayton  plan, 
which  has  been  in  successful  operation  ever 
since.  Mr,  Luchvig  is  solicitor  and  attorney 
fni  the  Mechanics  Building  &  Loan,  and 
general  manager  and  attorney  of  the  Mutual 
Loan  &  Savings  Association  of  Chambers- 
burg, Pa.  These  association-  have  been 
conducted  with  marked  success  and  arc 
among  the  most  prosperous  and  progressive 
in  the  State,  and  aided  largely  in  the  exten- 
sion of  the  limits  of  the  borough  and  the 
growth  and  improvement  of  the  town.  For 
many  years  Mr.  Ludwig  was  active  in  the 
politics  of  the  county.  Jle  has  frequently 
been  a  delegate  to  Democratic  State  conven- 
tions since  1878,  and  for  twenty  years  lie 
was  a  member  or  officer  of  the  Democratic 
County  Committee,  of  which  he  served  as 
chairman  for  a  number  of  years.  In  iSSohe 
was  the  Democratic  candidate  lor  the  State 
Senate,  and  during  President  Cleveland's 
second  term  all  questions  of  appointments 
to  office  in  Franklin  county  were  referred 
to  him  by  the  administration.  Although  he- 
was  beaten  for  the  State  Senate  a  pro  ii  '-t 
his  personal  and  p  ilitical  popularity  is  found 
in  the  fact  tliat  he  received  850  voles  in  ex- 
cess of  the  vote  received  by  Mr.  Cleveland 
in  the  district.  In  addition  to  hi--  gifts  as 
an  orator  and  advocate,  Mr.  Ludwig  is  a 
fluent  writer.  Me  became  one  of  the  pur- 
chasers of  the  Herald,  the  first  daily  news- 
paper published  in  Chambersburg,  and  was 
its  political  editor.  The  name  of  the  weekly 
edition  of  this  paper  while  he  was  in  editorial 
control  was  changed  to  Franklin  County 
Democrat.  Had  he  chosen  to  be  an  editor 
instead  of  a  lawyer  he  would  have  attained 
as  enviable  a  position  as  he  has  achieved  at 
the  Lai .     lie  is  .1  si  »Uiul  1  iw  ver.  a  w  ise  O  Mil  ■ 


selor.    an    urbane   gentleman    and    a    pi 
spirited  citizen. 

Mr.    Ludwig   married,    Feb.    10 
Lucy     Belle     Britton     Zollinger, 
of  George   Kurtz  and  Mary  Jane   (Bril 
Zollinger,  of  Upper  Strasburg  :  the)  h 
son  : 

1.     George    Mayxard,    born    July    8, 
[880,  died  May  3.  1881. 

ZOLLINGER  FAMILY.     From  tradi- 
tion- and   information    verbally  tram- 
from   generation   to   generation    it    is   quite 
well   established   that   the  Zollingers  are  of 
German  extraction,  coming  originall) 
Wittenberg,  or  YYurtemberg,  'lei many.    By 
-on,-  it  is  maintained  that  they  ha  I  the 
gin  in  Zurich.  Switzerland.    But  one  member 
of  the  family  who  has  made  diligent  re 
believes    they    may    have   been    :' 
there  on  account  of  the  wars,  like  so  many 
others,  and  that  it  wa:  n  1  'heir  home.  There 
was  a   Christian  Zollinger   who  ( 
Wiesbaden,    Germany,    on    the    Rhine,    in 
1811.     Mayence.  or  Mainz,  an  old  f 
town   mi   the   Rhine,    is  only   three   or    four 
mile-  from  this  place,  and  it  was  while 
ing  here  in  company  with  a  '   I 

that    Lafayette    first    he  1 
struggle    of    Americans    for    independence. 
w  Ink'  dining  with  the  Duke  of  Y< 
to  the  King  "\    Rnglni 
his  brags  that    I 

America.      Lafayette  armed  a  vessel  and  in 
les.s  than    fort\    da\  -   was      . 
Brandywine.     There  i-  a  large  hill  or  11 
lain   in   the   Hart/    mountains  called    S 
ger,  north  or  northeast  of  Wiesbaden. 

No   connection   can   he   learned   1  1 
the  ancestor  of  the  Zollingers  under  pi 
consideration  and   the  one   who  came 
LaFayettc  and  who  is  said  to  have  i 
with    him    with   a    thousand   of    Ii 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

The  family  of  whom  we  write  is  supposed  those  that  had  seen  Baron  Zollinger 

to  have  descended  from  three  brothers  who  wore  buttons  with  pea  fowls  on:  that  Paro- 

came  to  this  country  in  175.).    Their  father  ness  Zollinger  dressed  so  elegantly  that  0:1 

wanted  to  get  them  away  from  the  wars  and  one  occasion  the  Empress  requested  her  not 

troublesome  time--  of  Europe,  giving  them  to  wear  a  certain  dress  as  it  was  muc 

money  and   sending   them   to   this   country,  somer  than  her  own ;  and  that  the  Emperor 

It  is  said  they  Ins!    located  in    Philadelphia,  dined   with   him.      The  tradition   is    ■ 

and  after  the  Revolution  John  Nicholas  /.<>]-  Zollingcrs  were  descendants  from  tin 

linger  bought  land  and  settled  near  Harris-  ity  and  this  account  of  the  represe 

hurt;,  Pa.     It  is  said  he  also  came  over  in  in  Germany  seem-  to  substantiate  the 

the  same  vessel  with  LaFayette  and  fought  There  are  immense  cutlery  works  at 

under  him.     He  married  Barbara  Miller,  of  gen,   Germany,  supplying  all   Europe   with 

Lancaster.    Pa.     The    other    two    brothers  arms,   and   it   is  believed   by   some  that  the 

moved  west.    One  of  them,  Peter  Zollinger,  Zollingcrs    came    from    that    place.      This 

located    in    Adam-    county.    Pa.      The   third  brings  us  had:  to  Peter  Zollinger.     He  may 

brother  was  a  Tory  and  owned  rope  walks  have  lived  in  Adams  county,   Pa  . 

in  Philadelphia,  and  during  the  Revolution-  to  the  Revolution  and  then  gone  hack  to  in- 

ary    war   entertained    and    drove    ou1    with  duce  others  to  come,  1  e  arms, 

British  officers.     Nothing  is  known  of  him  returning  in  the  vessel  with  LaFayette. 
or    his   descendants.      The   second    brother,  There   is   a   wonderful    resemblance   be- 

I'eter,  who  located  at   Fairfield.  Adams  Co..  tween  all  the  Zollingers,  especiall 

Pa.,    afterward    removed    to    Sabillasville,  as  it   has  been    found  to  he  wry  si 

Frederick  Co.,   Md..  which  was  named   for  widely  separated  branches  of  th< 

his  family,  and  he  was  buried  there  with  mil-  is  said  that  a  vast  fortune  awaits  the  heirs 

itary  honors.  ol   a   Catherine  Zollinger   in   <' 

IP'  had  a  daughter,  Mary,  who  became  the  claims  have  never  been  establ 

.Mis.  Herbert,  and  another  daughter,  Eliza-  other  tradition  common  :<>  all 

beth,    who  became   Mrs.   Crabbe,   and   who  the  family  is  that  one  member  wen:  west  to 

was  the  grandmother  of  Mrs.  Virginia  Mil-  Ohio  and  settled,  and   this  is 

ler,  who  was  born  at    Fairfield  or   Millers-  by  the  belief  that  John  Niclv 

burg,  near  Gettysburg,  and  i-  now    a   resi-  had   a  nephew,  Jacob, 

dent  of  Charleslown,  \V.   Va.     She  has  a  (>!::".     However,  ot 

Bible  which  was  printed  at  Erfurt.  Germany,  ily  believe  that  the  Piqua  Zoll 

in  f732.  and  the  name  written  in  German  on  '  the  Fori   Wayne   (Ind.) 

the  fly-leaf,     In  the  Bible  is  the  marriage  of  and  their  version  i-  that  the  Z< 

Peter    Zollinger    to    Barbara    McC.    Olden,  moved  to  Ohio  and  was  :  from 

Dec.   11.   1730,     She  also  has  a  blue  Delft  11  was  a  brother  to  Andrc\ 

cup  and  saucer  brought  from  Germany  (al-  grandfather    oi    Mis.     Florenc* 

though  a  relative  says  Switzerland),  and  a  Hopwood,  of  Y int<  >n .  Iowa,  who  ]•,..- 

silver    teaspoon    with    "P.    .\-,\     V"     Peter  considerable    research    into    the    I    nilv   lii<- 

Petcr     Zollinger's     daughter.     Mrs,     Mary  tory.     It  is  said  his  name  was  Joe  1 

Herbert,     told     her     that     the     Zolli      crs  Andrew  Zollinger  took  his  family  and 

abroad     were     immensely     wealthy:     thai  from    Pennsylvania  and   di 

they   owned    immense   cutler)    works,    thai  find  him,  and  was  told  he  had  q 


174  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

lucky  or  Tennessee.     lie  lived   a   while  at  ninety-nine  years,  and  be!  the  Zol 

Perrysville,  Clark  county,  then    Richmond,  lingers,  to  whom  it  had  been  gi\ 

Wayne  Co.,  Ind..  and  in  a  year  drove  back  services    rendered    in    the    Americai 

•and  settled  in  Frederick  county,  Md.,  after-  Josiah  Zollinger  knew  that  his  grandfatht 

ward  moving  to   Pennsylvania,  and  then  to  married    in   this  country  after  the  war   was 

Illinois,  where  lie  died,  and  is  buried  at  Polo,  over,  died   and   left   four  chi 

'Ogle  county.     Jeremiah   Zollinger,   one  of  father  was  only  eight  or  twelve  years  i 

the  sons  of  Andrew,  was  a  captain   in  the  the  time  and  was  raised  bj    Stephen  Put 

war     of     the     Rebellion.      Ilis     daughter,  bach,  of  Welsh  Run,  Franklin  <  ■  ..  1' 

Gulielma  Zollinger,   is  quite  a  writer;  her  he  would  have  inheriti  '  1th  from  his 

late  books  are  "Dan  Drummond"  and  "Mrs.  father's  estate  in  Germany,  as 

'O'Callaghan's  Boys."  had  grown  up  on  this  land,  but  that  he  wou 

Mrs.  Mary  Herbert,  daughter  of  Peter,  prefer  to  be  without  wealth  than  ! 

.also  had  a  brother  disappear,  but  from  Ohio,  people  of  theit 

He  went  to  Tennessee  and  married  a  Sevier,  trouble.     Mr.   Puterbach  tried  to  urge  the 

•of    the    family    after    which    Sevier    county,  heirs    to   action    in    the    ni  'he    vast 

Tenn.,  is  named.     John  Sexier  was  the  first  est.ate.   but    they    negl 

■governor  of  Tennessee.      Samuel   Zollinger,  immediately,  and  he  died  within  two  wee'-.-. 

of  Spring  Hill,  Kans.  (evidently  a  grandson  aged  ah  Lit  years. 

•  of  Peter),  says  when  he  was  a  boy  he  re-  We  find  Judge   1.   7 

members  (while  living  in  Ohio)  his  father  ville.  Mo.,  who  is  a  sot 

receiving  a  letter  from  his  brother  or  half  and  grandson  of  Peter  Zollinger 

brother,  wanting  them  to  come  to  Tennessee,  under  Washinj  I 
it  was  such  a  good  country.  GE<  >RGE    KUR  T  7.    ZOLLINGER 

Of  the  Zollingers  in  and  around  Frank-  father  of  Mrs.  Jacob  D.  ] 

lin  county,    Pa.,  all   within   a    radius  of  one  in  Upper  Strasburg,  Franklin  I 

hundred  miles  are  known  to  he  related.     The  h,     i8jS.    and    was    the    sc    ntl 

Mrs.  Virginia  Miller  previously  mentioned  Frederick  and  Marj    i 

believes  the  Zollingers  lived  in  New  Jersey  erick  Zollingei  lin  Nicl 

or    Delaware    before    coming    to    Franklin  born  in  Harrisburj 

county.     This  seems  to  he  substantiated  by  died  Aug.  20,   1863      H 

an   incident    related   by   one  ^\    the    family,  Magdalene  Shay,  horn  A| 

Josiah  Zollinger   (son  of  Andrew)   and  his  March    19,    185S.      Nine  cl 

wife    were    visiting    in    Pennsylvania,    and  to  them,  all  residents  oi  I 
somewhere    at    a    railway    center    he    acci-  1.      NICHOLAS,  "i  Harrishurg,    I 

dentally    became    engaged     in    conversatioh  vania. 

with   a   German   official   who   said    he   was  2,     John,  >'i  Fredericksbt 

looking  for  Zollinger  heirs  to  a   fortune  i'i  3.     David,    oi    Waynesh 

seventy-five   or   eighty   millions   ^i  doll. us.  vania. 

Just  then  there  were  a  lot  of  trains  coming  4.     Euas,  of   Pleasant    Hall,    Pet 

and  going,  and  his  attention  was  distracted,  vania. 
and  when  he  looked  around  the  official   was  5.      JEREMIAII. 

gone,     lie  also  said  that  the  land  where  Wil-  6.      Fri  I  :  RICK. 

inington.    Pel,,    now    stands    was    leased    for  ~       GEORGE  K\ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

8.     Margaret,   wife   of    J'.    M.    Shoe-  pressive,   Mr.    Britton,  accompanied 

maker.  aged  mother,  a  brother  and  three  sisi  I 

g.     One  son  died  in  infancy,  their   families,   came   to   America    in 

George    Kurtz    Zollinger    was    married  landing  at  St.  John,  New   Brunswick, 

fan.   i,   1852,  to  Mary  Jane  Britton,  eldest  a  stormy  voyage  of  eleven  week 

daughter  of  William  and  Catharine  1  (  >ver)  fever  had  broken  out  among  the  p 

Britton,  of  Upper  Strasburg,  Pa.,  born  Dec.  and  the  ve  >el  was  obliged  to  lie  in  qua 

j  7,,    i8_'7.      Three   children    were   born    to  tine.    Among  the  victims  were  Mr.  B 

them:  brother,    a    brother-in-law    and    a    1 

1.  William    Warren    Zollinger,  of  The    Brittons   were  originally   \V< 
Cullom,   Illinois.  were  a    seafaring  people.      Some  of   them 

2.  Lucy   Belle  Britton  Zollinger,  emigrated  from  Wales  to  Iceland  and  f 
wife  of  |.  I).  Ludwig,   Esq.,  of  Chambers-  under  King  William  111  at  the  battle 
burg,   Pennsylvania.  Boyne.      In    Ireland   they    were    1 

3.  Mrs.     Margaret     Littitia     Bol-  blood  or  marriage  with  the  Hewits,  War- 
linger,  of  Green  Village,  Pennsylvania.  reus,  Creightons  and  Crawfords,  and 

There   are   three    grandchildren    living:  marriage  of  Sir  Peter  Warren  with  S 

George  W.  Zollinger  and  Warren  Lee  Zol-  a  daughter  of  Stephen  De  Lancy,  with  the 

linger,  of  Cullom,    111.,   and   George  Jacob  De  I. am  j    of  New  York.    Sir  Peter 

Russell    Bollinger,    of    Chambersburg.    Pa.  was  the  distinguished   British  naval  < 

Mrs.  Mary  Jane  (Britton)  Zollinger  entered  who  assisted  in  the  capture  of  Louis 

into  rest  Dec.  7,  1004.     She  united  with  the  1745.    His  brother,  Oliver  Warren,  w 

Reformed  Church  at  Upper  Strasburg  by  the  a  captain  in  the  Royal  Navy, 

rite  of  confirmation  on  May  1,  1847,  and  was  Anne,    married    Christopher    Johns 

a  member  of  that   church   until   her  death,  whom  she  had  three  sons,  John,  W 

After  retiring  from  farming,  aboul  thirteen  William.      William   Johns 

years  ago,  she,  with  her  husband,  moved  to  brated  Sir  William  John-   1  ,  bat 

Green  Village.    Mrs.  Zollinger  was  a  woman  and  superintendent  1  f  the  Six   S 

of  very  loving  and  cheerful  disposition,  kind  other   Northern   Indians  during 

to  the  poor,  charitable  and  unselfish  to  a  re-  and  Indian  war,  1755-64.     lie  rec< 

markable  degree,  a  woman  of  strong  mental  baronetcy  for  his  victory  ovei  . 

power  and  with  a  heart  overflowing  with  the  at  Lake  George,  in  September,  1755. 

milk   of   human   kindness.      She   was   loved  mander  in  chief  of  the  New  York  P 

and  esteemed  by  all  her  friends  and  neigh-  forces  in  the  ex p< 

bors  and  was  the  inclination  of  affection  to  For  his  services  he  received  from  il 

her  aged  husband  and  children.  a    grant   of  one   hundred   thousand  . 

land   north   of   the   Mohawk,   on    wl 

WILLIAM    BRITTON.   the    father  of  built  Johnson  Hall  in    1764.     Sir  Will 

Mrs.  George  K.  Zollinger,  was  born  in  Ire-  lived  in  the  style  of  an  English  I  11 

land,   in   the  parish  *<i   Rossenvor,  County  rising  the  most  unlxi    ided  hospital 

Leitrim,  and  townland  of  Parke,  on  June  3,  died  July   11.   1774.  in  consequence  n 

'795'  he  died   Sunday   morning,    Feb.    18,  exertion  in  addressing  an  Indian  c 

1877,  '"  ihe  eighty  second  year  oi  his  age.  a  vcrj  warm  day. 
Finding  existing  condition--  in   Ireland  op-  William     Britton,    the    gra  I 


i76  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

William  Britton,  the  emigrant,  married  Ins  of    David   and    Barbara    (Zollinger)    Over, 

cousin,  a  daughter  of  Thomas   I  lewitt.  and  smtl  after  licr  death  he  married  I  second  i.  in 

their   son,   James    Britton,    married    Letitia  1831.  Maria  Widner,  who  died  in 
Hewitt,  a  daughter  of  William  Hewitt.  The 

children    of    James    and    Letitia    (Hewitt J  LINN   FAMILY.     JOHN   LINN 
Britton,   besides   William,   were:      Edward,  ancestor  of  the  Linn  family  of  Tern 
who  was  an  adjutant  in  the   British  army,  whose    descendants    include    the    Lint 
.  and  served  in   India;  John,  who  came  over  Chambersburg.   Williamsport  and   Pit 
on  the  same  vessel  with  his  brother  William  [>hia,  Pa.,  and  Springfield,  1  il 
and    died    at    St.    John,    New    Brunswick;  the  pioneers  of  the  Marsh  Creek  settlement 
James,  who  died  in  Ireland;  a  daughter  who  in  what   is  now  Adam-  county,   where 
married  James  Peacock,  and  with  her  fam  settled   in   April,    17.10:  he  was  one  of  the 
ily  and  two  sisters,  Letitia  and  Abigail  Rrit-  squatters  on  the  famous  Manor  of  Masque. 
ton,  settled  at  St.  John,  N.  B.    After  buying  He   was   a    member  of   the   Lower    Marsh 
a   lot  and  building  a  house  for  the   family.  Creek   Presbyterian  Church.     It  is  probable 
William   Britton  came  to  Baltimore,  on  his  that    Robert   Linn,   who  died   in    177 
way  to  Pennsylvania,  in  search  of  some  re-  was  buried  in  the  Lower  Marsh  Creel:  Pres- 
tations who  had  settled  in  Northumberland  byterian  graveyard  was  his  son.      1 
county.     In    Baltimore  he  met  John   Flick  one  of  his  children  of  whom  we  ha 
inger,  a  wagoner  from  Path  Valley,  whom  knowledge  was  his  son,  John  til). 
he  engaged  to  carry  his  chest  to  the  Flicl             ill)     JOHN    LINN    (born  in   Ada 
inger  home,  while  he  made  his  way  on  foot  county,  in  1749 — died  in  Sherman's 
to  Northumberland  county,  only  to  find  thai  Perry  county,  Aug.  30.    -1  of  the 
his  relations,  of  the  Hewitts,  had  removed  to  pioneer,    was    prepared    f 
Lake  county,  Ohio.     This  led  him  to  settle  school  of  the  Rev.  Robert  Smith,  of  Pcqi: 
in   Path  Valley,  where  he  learned  the  trade  and  was  graduated  at  Princeton  in  1773.     lie 
of  a  tanner  with  James   Walker,  the   father  studied  theology  under  the  Rev.   Dr. 
of  the  late  Capt.  John  II.  Walker,  of  Fan-  Cooper,  of  Middl     -         •    and  was  ' 
netlsburg.     After  completing  his  apprentice-  by  the  Presbyten  of  Donegal,  Dec.  4,  17,"'  . 
ship  he  worked  at   his  trade  with   the  Gil-  Soon  afterward  he  was  called  to  the  < 
mores  at   Upper  Strashurg  until    1S26,  and  gations  of  Sherman's 
then    went    into   business    for   himself,      lie  and  Limcs-tone  Ridge     and  was 
was  a  member  of  the   Protestant   Episcopal  installed.  June   17.   177S.     He  - 
Church,   hul   after   his   second   marriage   he  congregations  continuouslv  until   his 
gave    support     to    the    German     Reformed  As  a   man   he   was  of  large  and   muscul 
Church   at    Upper    Strashurg.       He  was  a  frame,  strong  constitution  and  great  pbysi< 
typical   son   o)    Erin,   quick   and   impulsive,  endurance.     He  possessed  more  tba 
ever  ready  to  resent  an  insult,  bul  generous  nary      intellectual      endowments, 
and    forgiving       lie   always   cherished    Ins  good      preacher,      and      faithful      in      die 
native  land,  and  was  proud  ^i  hi-  Irish  race  discharge     oi     his                     |  duties.      It 
and  the  beauties  of  Ireland.     He  was  noted  was    his    custom    to    write    out     It 
for  his  taste  for  poetry  and  was  well  versed  courses,   but    he   preached   without   the   use 
in     Irish     folklore,       Mr.     Britton    married  i^\   his  manuscript.      \-   his  -  lary  was  in- 
(first),  in    iN.'o.  Catharine  Over,  daughter  adequate  to  the  sup;    rt  oi 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,— 

was  under  the  necessity  of  giving  his  per-  ccived  a  call  to  Bcllcfonte  and   Lick   km 
sona]   attention  to  the  management  of  his  being  ordained  and  installed,  April  i; 
farm,  and  at  times  he  assisted  in  the  farm  in  the  Courthouse  at  Bellefonte,  thci 
work.      Mr.    Linn    married    Mary    Gettys,  as  a  placi   o!  ip.     In  1839  1 
daughter   of   James   and    Mary    Gettys,    of  leased  from  the  Lick  Run  char; 
Adams  county.     .Mrs.   Linn's   father  was  a  fonle  Church  securing  his  undi   ided  labo 
man  of  great    force  of  character,  and   un-  From    186]   until  hi.,  death  he  had  the 
usual  business  activity  and  energy.     He  was  sistance  of  a  co-pastor.     Dr.  Linn  manic- 
a  soi]  of  Samuel  Gettys,  one  of  the  pioneers  (first),    Feb.    28,    181 1,   Jane    Harris. 
of   the   Marsh    Creek    settlement,    who   died  died  Aug.    jj\.   1822,  leaving  issi 
March   15,   1809.     He  owned  a  farm  where            1.     Claudius    Ik.    of    Philadelphia. 
Gettysburg  now  stands,  and  built  the  first          2.     James    Harris    (born    1815 — died 
house  in  the  town  that  hears  his  name,  which  April  5,   1876)   was  an  ironmaster  at  Miles- 
he  kept   as  a  tavern   for  many  years.      Mr.  burg,  Centre  county.     His  wife  was  a  daugh- 
Gettys  built  his  hotel  and  residence  as  early  ter  of   R.   T.    Stewart,    Esq.,   hut   they   had 
as  1783,  and  it  is  possible  that  the  plans  for  no  issue. 

laying-  out  the  town  were  made  as  early  as  3.      Samuel  died  at   Williamsp   rt,  Pa., 

1780.     This  was  in  anticipation  of  the  pro-  Oct.  14,  [890. 

jected  town  becoming  the  county  seat  of  the  4.     Ann   (died  March  -'5.   1847)   mar" 

new  county,  then  in  contemplation.     As  was  ried  John  Irvin,  Jr. 
customary   at   that   time   the   lots    were   dis-  5.     Jam:  married  Mr.  Wei 

posed  of  by  lottery.     The  original  numbers  Dr.    Linn   married    (second),   April    15, 

are  retained  to  this  day,  hut  the  Gettys  name  1829,  Isabella  Henderson,  and  had  issue  one 

has  disappeared  from  the  town  that  James  daughter: 

Gettys    founded.      .Mary    Gettys    went    as    a  1.      M.  H.  married  William   ]'. 

bride  to  Sherman's  Valley.     John  and  Mary  Km]. 

(Gettys)   Linn  had  issue:  (IV)       ANDREW     L1XN 

1.     John.  Sherman's  Valley,  in  1 794     died  in 

_'.      SAMUEL.  son  of  Rev.  John  and  Mary   (Gettys)  Linn, 

,}.     James  (111).  was  a    farmer   in    Perry  county.   Mr.   Linn 

4.  Wii.uA.M.  married  April  1,  1819.  Man    '■  ■ 

5.  Ai\.\.\  married  John  Diven.  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Man  (Blaine)  Mc- 

6.  Mary  married  Samuel  Anderson.  Cord.    Samuel. V, 

7.  Andrew  (IV).  — died     Sept.     20,     18.-5)     v~  - 
(\\\)     JAMES  LINN    (born  in  Sher-  of      William      and      Mary      (McKii 

man's  Valley,  Sept.  4,  1783— died  at  Belle-  McCord.       Mrs.     Linn's     mother.     Mary 

fontc,  Feb.  23,  1S6S),  son  of  Rev.  John  and  (or    Polly    as    she    was    g< 

Mary     (Gettys)     Linn,    was    graduated    at  Blaine   (l>orn  Sept    30,    1; 

Dickinson    College    in     1805.       lie    studied  1837),    was   a    daughlei 

theology  with  die  Rev.  Joshua  William-,  at  Blaine,    a     brother    of    Colonel     !     ' 

New  villc.  and  was  licensed  hy  the  I'lchylcrv  Blaine,     the     great-grand  father     of      lames 

oi    Carlisle,    Sept.    27,    tSoS.      In    1809,   he  Gillespie    Blaine        \ndrev  rj    Ann 

\isited  the  congregations  of  Spruce  Creek  (McCord)  1  .inn  had  issue: 

and  Sinking  Valley,  and  soon  afterward  ic  1.      John   i\   ), 


178  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

2.  Samuel  McCord   (VI).  3.     William    A.,  born   Dec.   25, 

3.  William  Blaine  was  a  farmer;  he  died  Nov.  14,  1861. 

married  Mary  Jane  Turbett,  and  had  issue:  4.     James  McCord  died  in   Tex; 

Andrew  Gettys,  James  Turbett,  Mary  Agnes,  1877. 

William,  Fanny,  John  A.  and  Annie  E.  5.      SaMUEL,  born  in    1857.  d  1 

4.  Anna  Eliza  married,  in  1861,  An-  1,  1870. 

drew  Loy  (born  in  Sherman's  Valley,  April  6.     Edwin  lives  in  Texas. 

9,  1816),  son  of  Nicholas  and  Mary  (Kuhn)  7.     Belle    Anderson,    born    June    17. 

Loy.     Mr.  Loy  was  a  farmer  and  was  com-  1862,  died  July  I.  1862. 

missioned    a    captain    in    the    Pennsylvania  (VI)       SAMUEL    McCORD    LINN, 

militia  in   1835.     Anna   Eliza   Linn  was  Ins  (born  in  Pern  county,  Nov.  18,  182: 

second  wife;  they  had  issue:    Andrew  Linn:  of  Andrew  and  Mary  Ann  1  McG  rd  1  Liri 

William    Gettys;    Janus     Ramsey;    Mary,  was  educated  in  the  public  schc 

who  married  James  Wilson;  and  Edwin.  the  age  of  fifteen  became  a  clerk  in 

5.  Jam:  Mary.  at    Landisburg,    and   afterward    at    < 
(Y)      JOHN    LINN    (born    in    Perry  and  Harrisburg.    He  was  eng 

county,  Aug.   12,   1820 — died  at  Chambers-  chant  at  Landisburg, 

burg,  Aug.   14.   1889),  son  of  Andrew  and  to  Philadelphia  as  a  salesman.     He  car 

Mary  Ann    (McCord)    Linn,   was  a   farmer  Franklin  county  in  185 1,  ai 

in    Perry    county   until    i860,    when    he    re-  mercl  g  at   St.  Thoi 

moved  to  Franklin  count}-,  and  engaged  in  the  latter  year  he  came  to  I 

farming    near   Chambersburg.      lie    was    a  engaged  in  the  forwarding 

member  of  the   Presbyterian  Church.      Mr.  business   with   David  Oak-,   the   fin 

Linn   married  in  June,   1845,  Margarel   A.  Oaks  &  Linn.    He  bought  Mr 

McClure    (horn    Oct.    31,    1823 — died    Mar.  in    1866,    and    in    [868,    1 

31,  18S9),  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Isa-  Coyle  as  a   partner   i".   the  busii 

heila    (Anderson)     McClure.      She    was    a  partnership  lasted   until 

sister  of  Col.  Alexander  K.  McClure,  editor  ness   as   dealers   in   grain   became    ', 

of  the  Franklin  Repository  and  the  Philadel-  tensive,  and  they  had  hr; 

phia    Times.      The   McClures   '-.ere   an    old  Marion.   Lemaster,   Richmoi 

Cumberland  Valley  family,  Robert  McClure  villc.      At   that   time  they   wen 

ami  Margaret  Douglas  his  wife,  being  earl)  largest  dealers  in  the  v;   V\      II 

settlers  of  West  Pennsboro  township,  Cum-  the  business  in  1890.     In  1889I  . 

berland   county.     Their   sou    William    Me  president  of  the  Nati 

("hue,  who  married  Nancy  McKcehan,  was  burg,  of  which  he  became  a  di 

the    grandfather    of    Mrs.    Linn.      She    was  and  with  which  lie  has  In-cn 

prominent   in  church   work  and   one  of  the  the  prescnl  time,     lie  his  l>ec- 

original  members  of  the  W.  (A  T.  I'.     John  the  Chambersburg   Gas  Com] 

and     Margaret    A.     (McClure)     Linn    had  also  been  president  of  the  Franklin 

issue  :  sura::   •    •  s  s~o       1  le  It 

1.  \lexander  McClure  (VII).  leading  business  men  < 

2.  Mary  married  Fnos  R.  Engle;  they  for  more  than  half  a  - 

had     issue:       Alexander     S.,     living;    and  made  man,  attributing   las  success   I 

Harry,    Margaret   and    Etta,   deceased.  attention  to  business.     In  p 


*/,//£.,    e^Zl^^ 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  ,-„ 

.man  he  was  a  Whig,  and  upon  the  organiza-  ica.     Mr.  Linn  married  in    r887    i 

tion  of  the  Republican  party  he  joined  its  Scott,    daughter    of    James    D.    : 

ranks,  voting  for  John  C.  Fremont  in  1856.  brother  of  the  late  Thomas  A.  Scott.  I'resi- 

He  lias  always  been  an  advocate  of  the  tern-  dent  of  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad.     There 

perance  cause,  and  has  been  a  candidate  for  was   no    issue.      He   married 

the    Legislature  on    the    Prohibition   ticket.  1894,  Clara  H.  Conley;  they  have  i 

IJc   is   a    member   and    trustee   of    Falling  1.     Samuel    McCord,    1»  rn    1 

Spring    Presbyterian    Church.      Mr.    Linn  1895. 

married  Jan.  io,  1849,  Martha  Jane  Brown,  -'•     Jacob    Humbird,    born    Sept.    30, 

daughter    of    Stephen    O.    and    Margarel  1897. 

(Brewster)    Brown,  and  granddaughter  of  3.     Robert  McDonald,  born  Aug.  13, 

Allen    Brown,   a    pioneer   settler   of   Lower  1899. 

Path  Valley.     Samuel   M.  and  Martha  Jane 

Linn  had  issue.  GEORGE  G.   SHIVELY,  M.   D. 

1.  Margaret     Brewster,     born     in  ceased),   one  of  the  highlj    resj     led  resi- 
1851,  died  April  8,  1879.  dents  of  Wayn  now  passed 

2.  Mary  Ann  McCord,  born  in  1857,  away,  was  born  March  20,    1854,   ii 
•died  Jan.  23,  [893.  held.  Adam     Co.,   1 '.  .  .  Peter 

(VII)       ALEXANDER     McCLURE  Elizabeth  (Gelbach)  Shivery.     The  S 

LINN    (horn   in    Perry  county,   March    19,  family   originated    either   in    Germa 

1846),     son     nf    John     and     Margaret     A.  Switzerland,    hut     its    re;. 

(Mc(  hue)    Linn,  was  educated  in  the  pub-  long  resided  in  Pennsylvania. 
lie     schools,     and     at     the    Chambersburg  (I)      PETER  SHIVELY,  fath< 

Academy.     In  September,   1864,  he  enlisted  Shively,    was   a   hotel    man   ;■: 

as  a  private  in  an   Independent   Battery  of  Pa.,  for  the  gre    ei  his  life.     E lis 

Light  Artillery,  recruited  at   Lancaster,  and  family  was  as  I 

served  until  the  close  of  the  war.     After  the  1.      Laura   married  Joseph   Sulivan,  of 

war  he   returned   t<>  Chambersburg,   where  Dayton,  Ohio. 

he  worked  on  his  father's  farm  for  a  short  2.     Mary  married  Upton  Necly,  of  Fair- 
time,    and    then    went    to    Washington    and  field,  Penn  ylvania, 
Oregon    in    the    emploj    ^\    the    Northern          3.     Gi  fill. 
Pacific    Railroad,   where  lie  remained    four          4.     One  died  in  infancy, 
years.     Aftei    a  brief  visit  to  his  home,  he           5.     One  died  in  infancy. 
went  to  Anniston,  Ala.,  where  he  engaged           tin    GEORGE    G.    SHIVELY     wns 
with  the  Woodstock'  Iron  Company  for  two  reared  in  Fairfield  until  he  was  ten  • 
years,     lie  then  entered  the  employ  01  the  age,  when  he    entered    the    Cham 
Cumberland  Valley  Railroad,  in  the  service  Academy  (later  Mercer-'  .A.  ..•  ! 
of    which    he    still    remain-.       lie    ha-    filled  then    went    to    Franklin    and    M 
numerous  positions  on  the  toad,  and  is  now  lege.  Lancaster,  where  he  was  .. 
conductoi  of  a  passeugei  express  train,     lie  the  full  classical  course.     When  he  I 
is  a  man  i<\   more  than   usual  culture,  and  pleted  his  education   from  ,;  '  •   ■ 
gives  much  attention  to  the  study  of  local  p  >inl  hi          red  Jefferson  Medical  ( 
history  and  genealogy,     lie  is  a  member  in'  Philadelphia,    ft                      after    .1     1 
the  National  Scotch  lii-.li  Society  ^i  Amei  vears'  c  uirse,  he  was  gradu  ited  witl 


180  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

gree  of  M.  I),  in  1877.    lie  located  for  prac-  braved  a  storm  of  public  opi> 

tice  at  Carlisle,  and  was  in  the  enjoyment  up  for  what  he  considered  right — 

of  a  lucrative  and  growing  practice  when  he  in  which  he  was  amply  justified  by  I 

found  its  duties  too  onerous.     Accordingly,  velopments  of  time.     Main-  of  the  cor 

in  the  fall  of  1880,  lie  came  to  Waynesboro,  iences  of  which  the  city  boast 

ancl  established  himself  in  the  drug-  business  much  to  his  encouragement  and  tim 

at  the  Eyler  comer,  Centre  square.    In  1882  port,     lie  gave  another  illusl 

he  look  S.   )•:.   Dubbel  into  partnership,  the  spirit  in  his  good  work  on  the  s, 

firm    lasting    until    1885,    alter    which    Dr.  of  which  he  was  a  member  in   1889-91   an. 

Shively  was  sole  owner  of  the  business  un-  served  for  a  time  as  president.     Dm 

til  his  death.     In  1884  the  Doctor  erected  a  period  was  erected  the  beautiful  ai 

charming  residence  at  the  corner  of  Church  equipped   school   building  .-it    the   ^..riicr  of 

and  Third  avenue,  hut  for  business  reasons  North  and  Grant,  which  stai 

he   later  sold  this  place  and   purchased  the  tial  testimony  to  the  wisdom  am 

Stoner  place  at  the  northwest  corner  of  the  of  that  hoard,  of  which   Dr.   Shivel 

public  square,  fitting  up  this  property  for  his  most  zealous  member.     We  quo 

drug   business  and   place  of   residence.      A  lowing  paragraphs  from  an  article  pul 

second  stoic  room  was  lilted  up  in  the  same  in  a  local  paper  at  the  lime  of  h 
block,  and  Dr.  Shivel)'  continued  t . .  improve  "In  his  public  relations,  as  we 

his  place  with  such  good  judgment  and.  taste  he  was  a  leader,  a  typical  rep 

that   the  disastrous  lire  of  Aug.    18,   1893,  that  awakened  spirit  of  pp 

which  destroyed  his  stabling  and  ruined  his  prise  to  which  we  owe  all  our 

grounds  and  shrubbery,  was  particularly  re-  ment  and  rank  in  the  sisterhood  of  nut 

gretted.         The  shock  of  this  fire,  and  an-  cipalities. 

other  in  the  immediate  neighborhood,  iiearly  "Socially,  in  his  walk  and  con 

prostrated  him,  and  he  tod;  to  his  bed  on  the  witll  men.  he  was  the  perfectioi 

9th  of  September,  passing  away  Sept.    10,  goes  to  make  up  the  true  gi    •'■ 

1893.     Thus,  in  the  prime  of  life,  was  called  considerate,     generous,     affable,     true 

away  one  of  the  most  useful  members  of  the  warm-hearted,  association  with 

community.     That  he  was  also  one  of  the  a  sweet  fragrance  that  ever  left 

most   popular   is   shown   by   the   prominent  brightest    memories    in    its    ; 

place  he  held  in  public  life,  his  influence  be-  friendships   were  many  and  always 

ing  unusually  strong  for  one  of  his  age.     In  His  heart  seemed  to  take  in  all  h 

fact,  he  left  a  record  of  public  service  which  Upon   his  untimely   grave   will    fall   11 

will  keep  his  name  fresh  in  the  minds  of  his  ic.ir. 
fellow   citizens   for  many  years.  ••His  death  is  peculiarly  lamcntab 

In   1883   Dr.  Shively  was  a  member  of  only  because  of  the  many  fond  tit 

the  town  council,  and  he  was  one  ^i  the  lead  and  avenues  ><\  useful 

ing   spirits   in    the    progressive    movements  ,,f   die   bright    promise    which 

which  began  about   that   period.      Man)    "i  seemed  10  hold  out  for  him.     Pn 

those  movements  were  highly  unpopular  at  active    in    the    ( 

the  time  of  their  inception,  but  the  Doctor,  party,  he  was  jh  ,ut  to  r< 

with   other    larsighted   citizens,   saw    the  ap-  many    years   >^i    v 

proaching   needs  of    the    community     and  pointment  as  post 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

lie  had  every  reason  to  believe  was  virtually         2.     George  Bartram. 

assured,  and  his  friends  were  looking  for-  3.     Elizabeth  Jane. 

ward  to  tin-  time  when  this  leading  ambition  4.     Richard  McGrann. 

of  his  life  should  be  realized,     lie  seemed  5.     John  Charles. 

indeed  to  have  so  much  in  hand  and  in  pros-  6.     Mary. 

peel  to  live  for,  so  much  good  yet  to  be  ac-  Mrs.    Shively   and  her  children  are  r 

complished,  that  his  death  h  in  the  highest  living  in  Waynesboro,  where  they  an 

degree  lamentable  and  deplorable."  respected. 

On  April  13,  [884,  Dr.  Shively  was  con-  .Mr.  Shaeffcr  was  one  of  the  most  pi    ■    - 

firmed  in  Zion  Lutheran  Church,  of  which  inent  members  of  the   Lancaster   liar.     He 

he   remained   an   active   member    until    his  and  his  wife  had  children  as  follows : 
death.     His  church  relationship  was  charac-  1.     Elizabeth        Shelley       married 

terized    by    the   same   effective   zeal    which  Charles  E.  Gast. 

marked  all  his  connections.     He  was  prom  2.     Jeanne    McC,    (Mrs.    Shively). 

inent    in    the    counsels    of    the    church,    and  3.      John     O,     of    Lancaster,     married 

served  a  number  of  years  as  trustee,  holding  Mary  Parker. 

that  office  at  the  time  of  his  death,  and  he  4.      Mattie     S.     married     William     R. 

gave  his  hearty  co-operation  to  the  move  Gregg,  of  Denver,  Colorado. 
.incuts  which  resulted   in  giving  his  church 

one  of  the    handsomest    and    best    finished  EDWARD     W.     CURR1DEX,     win 

churches  in  the  Valley.  passed  away   at   his  heme  near   Chambc 

Dr.  Shively  was  largely  instrumental  in  burg,     March     25,     1893,     had     thr 

the  organization  of  Company  G,    Pennsyl-  out     the    quarter    of     a    century    oi 

vani.i    National    Guard    (named    the   Gobin  residence    in    that    place    become    so 

Guards,  after  Col.  Gobin),  and  held  the  rank  oughly    identified    with    its    inl 

of  first  lieutenant.     He  was  a  director  of  the  his     sudden  demise     brought     wid 

Waynesboro  Building  and  Loan  Association  sorrow     to    the    community,     lie 

and  held  fraternal  connection  with  the  Ma-  man  of  sterling  and  attractive  qualities 

sons,  Odd  Fellows,   Royal  Arcanum,  Mys-  ning  friends  as  well  as  substa 

tic  Circle  and   Shield   of    Honor.       lie   was  a  his  Inisy   career,  and  was  unils 

charter  member  of  Acacia  Lodge,  A.   I\  \-  quainted  over  Ins  section  <<i  the  Si   I 

A.    M.,   in    which    he   was  serving   as  senior  was  of  old   American  stock.  Jenkins   1 

vice-warden  at  the  time  of  his  death,  and  his  the  earliest  of  whom  we  have  rcc 

funeral    services    were    conducted    by    that  an    ancestor    in    a    maternal    lino.    D 

lodge,     lie  was  buried  at  Burns  Mill.  record  as  a  Welsh  settler  as  early  as 

Dr.  Shively's  home  and  home  life  were  |  lw  daughter,  Rachael  Davis,  married  a  \ 

typical  Of  the  character  of  the  man,  and  ideal  Clure.  and  their  SOU,  David  McClurc, 

in  every  respect.     On  June  S.   1SS0,  he  was  father  of  Nancy  McClure.  who  mart 

united    in   marriage    with    Mis-   Jeanne    Mc-  ward  Curriden.  grandfatln 

Clung  Shaeffcr.  i>f  Lancaster,   I'a..  daughter  Cutis..  1 

of  Bartram  and  Martha  (Slrickler)  Shacf-  ,li    EDWARD    CURRIDEN 

Icr.     The  following   family  was  born  to  Dr.  father  of  Edward  \\\.  was  |j\ 

and  Mrs.  Shively:  ter,  Pa.,  at  the  time  of  the  I 

1      Lillian  Shaeffer.  Britain  which  resulted  in  the  \ 


1 82  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Some  of  his  relatives  are  still  living  in  New  with  Texas  in  the  forties."     It  is  believed 

Jersey,  whence  he  came  to  Lancaster.     Re-  was  killed  in  Canada.     At  an;,   i 

garding  the  origin  of  the  name  and  family  never    heard    from;    and    his    widow    i 

Mr.  S.   W.  Curriden   (brother  of   Edward  moved   to    Chambersburg,    Pa.,    where 

W.  Curriden)  has  the  following  to  say  :  lived  until  her  death,  which  occurred  in  ifci-j 

"As  to  what  kind  of  name  Curriden  is  1  (it  is  believed),  when  her  only  child  was 

have  never  been  able  to  frame  a  reply.     To  his  seventh  year.    Her  grave,  in  the  gro 

New   Jersey,  from  whence  my  great-grand-  of  the  Reformed  Church,  is  marked  by  :. 

father  came  to  Lancaster,  came  people  from  attractive  stone  erected  h;.  her 

every   part    of   Europe— greater   in    variety  ward  VV.  Curriden. 
then  than  in  Pennsylvania,  when  Penn  and  (II)    WILLIAM  LYBRAND  CUJ 

his  chirler  raised   many   restrictions — or  to  DEN  for  a  number  of  years  was  a  resi 

England  when  religion  ami  family  connec-  of  Shippensbnrg,  where  his  d( 

tions    counted    for    much — or    to    Virginia  in   1887,  an-!  where  he  is  buried.     On  July 

when  was  set  up  a  court-life,  even  if  it  were  22,  1830,  he  married  Elizabeth  Deal  win 

in   Virginia   forests  and   streams    (as  t<>  the  born  June  .••  >.   l8l2,  in  Adams  c<  unty,  La  . 

ride  up  the  James  and  over  to  Richmond  1    -  daughter  of  1  lavid  and  Nancy  i  Gra<  I 

or  to  New    England  when  an  almost  theo-  Of  her   Mr.   Curriden    (previ 

cratic  government  was  attempted.    So  of  the  writes  as      II  "As  to  grandmol 

venturesome  strangers  who  came  to  one  of  riden — her  father  was  David  Deal;  ai 

the 'New  Jersey  plantations' my  great-grand-  mother  was  Nancy  Graff  or  I 

father  was  one.      Whether  he  picked  up  his  the    Graff    connection    is    witli 

bag  and  left  Wales,  or  perhaps  it  was  Scut-  and  without  end." 

land,    North   of    England      it"   one   can   tell,  (111)    EDWARD    WINFIELD    C 

hut  come  he  did,  and  it  took  nerve  t"  come.  RIDEN  was  born  at  Chambersl 

for  when  he  came  a  six  weeks'  sail  in  small  1S34,  and  spent  his  boyhood  at1  ' 

ship  called  for  heroism  of  a  high  order;  and  hood   at    Shippensbnrg,    whither   1 

so  whether  from  Wales  or  Scotland  or  North  had  moved.      There,  his  sell 

of  England — in  the  three  countries— all  who  learned  tin  trade,  and  w.x 

hear  thai  man's  name  must  help  vindicate  the  the  completion  of  his  a; 

wisdom  of  his  venture."  and  edited   the    Vcws,  then   tin 

Edward   Curriden   married    Nancy    Mc  printed  in  the  town.     It  was  quite  a  vci 

(lure,  and  they  had  one  child,  William  Lj  for  so  young  a  man.  and  was  charac 

brand  (II),  born  Aug.  1.  1807,  in  Earl  town-  of  him.      Early  in  the  per 

ship,  Lancaster  Co.  Pa.    When  this  sou  was  war  he  sold  this  paper,  and 

a    very    small    boy    Edward    Curriden.    ac-  with    Hon.    John    McCnrdy    pnrcha 

cording  to  an   account   given  by   the  gentle-  Herald  an 

man  above  quoted,  "impulsively   joined,  one  strong  Union  principles  i^i  th< 

of  the  quickly  organized  politic. d  bands  then  however,  incurved  the  disfavor 

quite  in  vogue  to  make  a  raid  upon  Canada  the  residents  of  the  place,  and  the 

—  this  in  the  endeavor  to  provoke  sufficient  seriously  threatened  with  nt 

trouble  then   to  ultimately  bring  aboul    us  the  policy  of  the  napci     1 

annexation  to  the  States,   jusl  as  was  done  mobbing  of  its  Democratic  com 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANK  UN    COUNTY. 

managed  by  the  famous  Daniel  Dechert — had  as  postmaster  of  Chambcrsburg,  dm 

won  the  friendship  of  so  many  Democrats  latter  pari  of  Arthur's  administration. 

thai  nothing  ever  came  of  the  threats.     Mr.  in^r  in  that  position  from  Xovemljer, 

Curriden  in  time  became  sole  owner  of  the  to  November,   1886,  when  he  was  r 

Herald  and  Torch,  which  lie  sold  in   iS'/j,  by  a  Democrat.     During  his  compai 

and  his  next  experience  was  in  Lock  Haven,  brief  incumbency  lie   introduced  many   im- 

Pa.,  as  part  owner  of  the  Clinton  Rcpub-  provements    which    materially   bettered 

lican.    lit-  then  went  to  Erie,   Pennsylvania,  service,  and  were,  in  fact,  the  beginnim 

and     in     company     with     Henry     Butter-  the  improvements  which  led  up  I 

field   (former  senator)  bought  the  Rcpubli-  lishment  of  the  excellent  letter  carrier 

can,  which  was  afterward  merged  into  the  ice  soon  afterward  introduced. 

Dispatch,  a   daily  edition   being  started   at  As  a  business  man  Mr.  Curridc 

this  time.     However,  Mr.  Curriden  did  not  standing,  and  he  was  very  sue 

long  remain   in  this  connection,  and  dispos-  special  agent  in  Chambei 

in<;  of  his  interest  moved  in   1868  to  Cham-  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company,  of  1 

bersburg,    when:    he    ever    afterward    main-  delphia.     For  a  year  or  so  bef 

tained  his  home.  he  was  one  of  the  direct' 

On  coming  to  Chambersburg  Mr.  Curri-  burg  Land    &  Improvement  Compan; 
den  engaged  in  a  hook  and  periodical  busi  as  such  did  much  toward  promoting  1 
ness,    purchasing   the   well-known    Shryock  cess  of  the  concern,  the  work  being  of  a  kin< 
hook  store,  which  he  carried  on  successfully  for   which   he  had   special   genius.      I 
for    nearly    six   years.      He   then    sold   and  last    few  years  of  his  life  he  also 
bought  one  of  the  best  farms  near  the  town,  portant    business    interests   in    \ 
he  and  his   family  removing  to  that   place  which  nee  I    '  his  presence  in  tl 
where  they  had  a  delightful  country  home,  a  considerable  part  of  the  time,  l>;n  he  al- 
and Mr.  Curriden   frequently  asserted  that  ways   retained,   his  home  in  Chaml 
some  of  the  happiest    days  of  his  life   weie  and  nevei   :  utsidc  intcn  - 
spent  at  that  homestead.     However,  his  at-  fere  with  his  concern  for  all  that  affected  the 
tention  was  by  no  means  confined  to  farm-  welfare  of  his  home 
in;;.    As  an  ardent  Republican  he  was  deeply           Mr.  Curriden  never  lost  hi-  affi 
interested    in   the   success   of   his   party,   and  journalism  and  the  new-: 
as  a  public-spirited  citizen  he  was  concerned  to  the  ^\\^\  <-i  his  days  w; 
about    the    efficient    administration    of    local  tributor    to    both    the    news    and    > 
civil  affairs,  and  thus  he  was  move  or  less  column-    ^\    many    papei  illy    1 
in  public  life  for  many  years.     During  the  journals.      While    in    Was 
XI  A'  11th    Congress,    when     Hon.     H.    G.  identified   with   various  papers  oi  ill 
Fisher,  oi  this  district,  was  chairman  oi  the  other    cities   as   special    corresjHJiulei 
House  committee  on  Coinage,  Weights  and  retained  many  of  these  c 
Measures,  Mr.  Curriden  served  as  clerk  ol  perience  and  acquaintance  vvitli 
the  committee,  and  as  such  came  in  contact  and  affairs  being   invaluable  in    sucl 
with  main   ol   the  mosl   noted  men  in  Con  I  lie  fed  paper-  were  always  .. 
grcss.      On   the   death   oi   Col.    D.    O.    (icbv  articles  from  his  pen.  and.  his  i 
Mr.  Curriden  was  appointed  to  succeed  him  were   sadF    missed    in    Chamb< 


j84  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

vicinity.     As  ;i  man   of   high   intellect  and  JOHN     !'.    KEEFER.      Few    men    of 

wide  experience  his  words  carried  unusual  Franklin   county   have   been   nio 

weight,  and  lie  wrote   forcefully  and  well,  identified    with    the   mercantile 

having  opinions  of   a   high   order   and    the  (  hambersburg  than  .Mr.  Jol 

ability  i'>  express  them  well,     lie  was  held  leading   dry   goods   merchant    of   this  cit\ 

in  the  highest   respect  among  all  classes  of  born   in   Guilford   township,   S     t.   7.    1 

people,   his   high   character   and   manly   life  a   son   of  John    (II)   and   Hann; 

winning  esteem  wherever  lie  went,  while  hi-  Kecfer.   decea  ■  d,    and    g 

business  ability,  energy  and  intelligence  com-  Kecfer   (  1  ). 

manded   admiration   in   die  highesl    circles,  il)     JACOI!     KEEFER     (who     wa< 

whether  among  business  or  social  associates,  among  the  very  early  settlers  oi    Frs 

In  short,  he  was  a  citizen  of  the  best  type,  county,   was  of  German  ancestry,   a 

and  his  sudden  death,  on  Saturday  morning,  the  following  family: 

Match  25,  18^3,  was  a  blow  from  which  the  1.     Jacob. 

community  did  not  soon  recover.     Lie  was  2.     Christian. 

only  at  the  height  of  his  usefulness,  in  the  3.     Daniel. 

midst  of  a  busy  and  successful  career,  sur  .;.      Unix  (II). 

rounded  hy  a  devoted  family,  and  apparently  5.     Catherine  married   _' 

had  the  prospect  of  many  happy  years.  (,.     Nancy  ; 

Mr.    Curriden's   genial    disposition    and  The  old      ■  mil 

hue  character  were  never  beltet   exemplified  in  the  faith  of  [lie  German  I 

than  in  the  domestic  circle,    lie  was  married,  ('lunch. 
JnneS.    1865,  to  Miss    Kathcrine    Altick,  (II)     JOHN  KEEF 

daughter  of  John  and   Margaret    Mtick,  of  P.   Keefer.  was  bo  n  in  ' 

Shippensburg,  Pa.,  and  was  survived  by  his  in  1800,  ai 

wife  and  three  children,  Evelyn,  Grace  and  native  township.     In  1S27,  he  11 

Dr.   George   A.,   who   still   occupy   the   old  nah  Price,  who  was  born, 

home  in  Chambersburg.     He  was  a  devoted  cated  at  Waynesboro,  am 

and  tlv  night  ltd  husband,  and  a  kind  and  w  ise  parcn 
father,  and  the  sympath)  of  tin   entire  com  1.     El  ': 

munity  went  out  to  die  family  in  thcii   \<  Fr; 

reavement.    Mr.  Curriden  was  a  member  of  2.     Henry  married  Eli: 

the    Presbyterian   Church,   and    hi-    funeral  and,  both  are  d 
sermon  was  preached  h\    his  .  -K 1    hvitd  and  >.      John   1'.  (,111). 

former   pastor,    Rev,    Dr.   J.    A.    Crawl  4.     Daniel,   >' 

The   services   were   conducted    In     Rev.    Mr.  (Ill)     JOHN    P.  KEEFER  v. 

Schenck,     pastor    >>i    the     Falling    Spring  on  his  father's  homestead 

Presbyterian  Church,  assisted  hj    Rev.   Dr.  public  school?  be  v. 

Kennedy  and  Rev.  Dr.  Lam  .  e  most  ago,   when   I 

impressive.     Main   high  tributes  were  paid  entered  t1'  of  this  c 

to  the   life  and  character  ^\    their   departed  one  year,      lie  I 

friend,     lie  was  laid  to  rest  in  the  cemetery  cr:  I    mcrcbandisi  cd    by    11. 

of  the  Pallinc'  Sprine   Presbyterian  v  Imrch.  Hut  lwcnt\- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXAI.S  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

one  years  of  age.    He  was  then  made  a  part-  mem1>er  of  the  I.  O.  O.  1.,  and  01 

ner,  and  the  firm  continued  until  after  the  most  active  supporters  of  that  1. 

war,   when    Mr.    Keei'er  embarked   in  busi-  Beginning  many  ye; 

ness  for  himself,  since  which  time  he  has  mercial  conditions  were  so  essentia! 

steadily    grown    in    public    favor,    until    he  ferent  from  those  of  today,  Mr. 

ranks    among     the    leading    merchant      of  up  a  business  of  which  any  man  m 

Chambersburg.      He  enjoys   the  distinction  be  proud;  established  a  credit  for  h 

of  having  been  in  business  for  forty-eight  thai  could  not  be 

years,    the   longest    term   of   any    merchant  changed  his  policy  to  meet  chat 

here.  stances.      Upon    his 

Mr.      Keefer     married     Miss     Rebecca  names  which  were  written  there  at  I 

Seibcrt     of     Chambersburg,     daughter    of  for  once  lie  gains  a  customer,  it  i- 

Samuel   and    Agnes    (drove)    Seibert,    old  he   lose-   him.      Although   he 

settlers  of  Franklin  county.     Mr.  ami  Mrs.  advanced   in  years,   Mr.   Keefer  i 

Keefer  became  the  parents  of  the  following  getic  as  ever,  and  supci 

children:  of  his  large  business,  and  ensui 

i.     George  G.,  of  York,  Pa.,  married  honot  all,  whi< 

Bertha   Mumper,  of  York  county,  and  they  one    of    the    leading    characteri 

have    three    children:      John     Samuel    and  house   since   its   jr.,' 
Paul. 

2.     Alice   married    Dr.    II.    B.   Creitz-  FROMMEYER  FAMILY.  WII 

man,  of  Welsh  Run.  Pa.,  and  they  have  one  HENRY  FRl  >MMEYER 

daughter:     Mildred.  died  Oct    2,  1880),  the  ancest< 

t,.     Chari  es  \V.  is  assistant  manager  of  meyer  family  o\  Franklin  county.  was 

his  father's  dry  goods  business  at  Chambers-  tive  of  Germany,     lie  ( 

burg.  ica  with  his  family  ft 

4.  Maurice     \V.,    of    Steelton,     Pa.,  ship  "Helena," 
married    Rose   Stewart,    and    has   one    son:  winter  of  1840,  and 
Stewart.  Adams  county.     Hi* 

5.  Annie  is  at  home.  was  aboul  lhre< 

6.  Florence  is  at  home.  two  brothers  made  tl 
Jn  politics,  Mr.  Keefer  is  a  sound  Rcpub-  His  brothers  served 

lican,  and  always  supports  the  platform  and  Icon,  and  not  having  h 

candidates   of   his  party,   hut    has   been    too  the   siege   of    Moso      .    it    is 

much  occupied  with  his  business  affairs,  to  they   perished   in   thai  .1 

seek  public  office,  although  he  is  so  popular  \t  an  early  age  hi 

in  the  city,  thai   there  is  no  doubt   hut    thai  cooper,  to  which  he 

he  could  obtain  almost  am-  office  within  the  fore    coming    to    t'  \fl< 

gifl   of  Ins   fellow    townsmen.     In   rcl  arrival  in  Pennsylvania  be  purcl 

affiliations  he  is  an  emrsi  mcml  ■■•  in  Mcnallcn  I 

1  .ulhei  an  Church  of  Chambersburg.  ^\  which  lie 

he   has   been    deacon    and    trustee    for   manv  of  coopering.     About   1 

ye. 10:,     His  fraternal  associations  hue  been  farm   adjacent   in  1 

■of  the  mosl   pleasant,  he  being  an  honored  few  years  retired  from 


186  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Frommeyer  married  (first)  Theresa  Covers.  Oct.    i,   1K18,  Mary   Engal  Mel 

They  had  issue:  June  16,  1822— <licd  June  2,  i- 

1.  Henry  Gerard  (II).  ler  of  Frederick    and    Elizal* 

2.  Ai.i.x.\Nnii(  i  I II ).  'I  hey  had 

3.  Theresa   Agnes    (born    at    Osna-  1.   Mary  Engai.  Elizabeth 
bruck,  Germany,  Sept.  23, .1834),  came  to  io,    1849 — died   Nov.     13, 
America  with  her  father.    She  married  John  John  Allien  Kunnen  (born  Jan.  12, 
Brink,  of  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  and  they  have  Tiny  had  issue,  Ji 

had    issue:      Mais-,    Hermann    (deceased),  Elizabeth,  dea 

Kale,  Rose,  Ida  and  John.  2.     Francis   (burn  Aug.    10,    185 

Mr.  Frommeyer  married  (second),  The-  prominent  business  man  of  St.  < 

it's.,  Baeker,  of  Osnabruck,  Germany.    They  married  April  30,   1 

had  issue  :  (bom  Sept.  1857  1 .  and  tin 

1.  Bennett  Andrew   (IV).  Maria  Estelle  1  .  Fran 

2.  Clement  Augustus  (V).  r  and  km.. 

3.  Elizabeth   married   Francis  Orner  3.     Mary  Dim 

(VI).  died    March    10,    1-771    marrit 

4.  Makv    (born    Dec.    19,    184--)    lives  Wesselmann  Dec.    . 
at   Harford  Furnace,  .Maryland.  Feb.    ).    1899).      They   had   i 

5.  John   (VI I  ).  George  and  John    \\ 

6.  Frank  N.  (VIII).  4-     Mar^  Cm 

7.  Catharine  married  John  B.  Duch-  1856,  died  Nov. 
scher  (IX).  5.      Mari  \ 

8.  Isaiah    Benjamin    (hum  May  23,  lives  at  Covi 

1X5,0- died  June    15,    1903)    married    Feb.  6.     Maria  Lisata.  1 

25,,    1871;,    Mary    Wassem,    of    Gettysburg,  died  July  30,  1S63 
They  had  no  issue.  7.      1  Irxm  .   1 

9.  Daviu  Abraham   (born    May    23,  Mow  27,  1865, 

1850)   is  a  photographer  at   Hanover,   Fa.,  8.     Maria  I'iulomena   ( 

and   is  a  director  of  the   People's    Bank   of  1867)    married    Fcl 

Hanover.     He  married  Aug.  11,  1S79.  Mary  Volkcr  (bori 

McDonald   (born  June   12,   1852),  daughter  Ky.      They   ha\ 

of    Arthur   and    .Mary    Ann    McDonald,    of  and  Lorena   Mary. 

York,  and  thej  have  one  daughter,  Kalhryn  (111  1   ALI.N  W'DER   FK 

Cecelia,  born  Dec   1,   1879.  (born  at  Osnabruck,    Gern 

10.  Cecelia,  born  Ma)    1.  1852—  died  iS^ii.   son   of   \\ 
(in      HENRY      GERARD      FROM-  (Covers)  Fromnt 

MEYEN    (born    al    Osnabruck.    Germany,  his  p   n 

Dec.    5.     iP.'j      <\\<.<\    in    Cincinnati.    Ohio,  the  outbn  n   War 

April     .'.|,     18N6).     son     of     William     II.  Iist< 

and     Theresa     (Covers),    come    to    Amor-  burg,    when   di> 

ica     with     his     parents     to     escape     enter  taken  Kick  home. 

ing    the    mililai)     service.       In     1 84 5 ,    he  Cin  inn 

went  to  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  where  he  manic.';  18(14,  when  In 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

engaged  in  the  saloon  business,  so  contin-  educated   in   the  public   s 

uing  for  eighteen  years.     He  served  in  the  county,  and  ;u  an  early  aye  he  Icarnc 

army  during  the  Civil  war.  lmt  did  not  take  trade  of  a  co  'per,  working  with  his  i 

part  in  any  active  engagements.     lie  is  now  during  the  summer  and  attending  s 

living  in  retirement  in  Brunswick,  Mo.     lie  the  winter  months.     At  the  age  i 

married    Sept.  6,     1855,    Agnes    Campbell  he  engaged  in  farming  until  i>- 

(1»  1111    Nov.    29,     1838),    ami    they    have  went  to  Oil  City  and  was  cmpli 

issue:  iny   nil.      In    March.    18C6,   lie   rem 

1.  Henry  (hern  in  1857)  lives  at  Dal-  Franklin  county,  resumed   farming 

ton,  Missouri.  gaged   in   the  burning  of  lime  and   lumber 

2.  William  (horn  in  1861)  is  a  travel-  business,  in  partnership  with  J.  and  Geoi 
ing  salesman.      Jle  married  Oct.    10.    1882,  Cole,  under  the  firm  name  of 

Emily  Temme  (born  Dec.  26,  1851)),  of  St.  Cole  &  Co.     They  did  an  extensive  1 

Louis,  and  they  have  one  daughter.  the  average  number  of  busl 

(IV)   BENNETT  ANDREW  FROM-  8o,< a  year.     In  1876,  A.  1. 

MEYER    (born    at    Osnabruck,    Germany,  purchased  the  interest  of  John  and  G 

Dec.    1,    1837— died    at    Gettysburg,    Oct.,  Cole,  they  withdrawing  from  ;' 

1879),    son    of    William    II.     and     Theresa  he    has    conducted    the   busi 

(Baeker)    Frommeyer,    came    to    America  since.      In    1893,   when     the 

with  his  father,  and  was  a  cooper  and  farm-  Stonehengc  was  established,  hi 

er.     lie  married  .March  25,  i860,  Caroline  ed  mail-carrier  from  Chambcrsb 

Brady   (born  April  <).    1846),  daughter  of  henge,  a  distance  f\  two 

John   and   Susan    (Wills)    Brady,   and   they  0:1  that  route  until  the  F 

had  issue  :  was  started  in  1902.     He  is  an 

1.     Mar\     married    Jacob    Clancy,    of  crat  and  served  as  sch< 

York.  In  religion  he  is  a  Catl 

z.     George    (horn    March    28,    1866)  ind    ctive  for  the  advanccm 

lives  in  Clarksburg,  West  Virginia.  and  its  institutions.     He  i 

3.  Sarah  Jam.  (born  June  20,   1867)  honest  citizen  ^\  a  cli 

lives  at   York.  disposition,  and  a  useful   mar 

4.  Jacob  Francis,  horn  Jan.  (>.   1869,  munity    in    which    he   lives.      He 
died  unmarried  July,    [898.  sue.  1 

5.  Harry  lives  in  Walla  Walla,  Wash  and   now    lues   in   retirement  a 
ington.  "kilnhurn."    Mr.  1'ioin 

6.  Eugene  lives  in  California.  15.    1863,    Anastasi 

7.  Rosk  married,  July,   1003,   William  1847),  daughter  o(   !• 

A.  Noel,  of  York.  baugh)  Cole.    They  had  iss 
S.     Daviu  lives  at  Baltimore.  1.     John  IIinkv  (1* 

(■V)   CLEMENT     AUGUSTUS  was  educated  in  tin 

KROM  MEYER   (born  at  Osnabruck.  Gci  ford  township.     In 

many,  April   20,   1S39),  son  of  William  11.  dclphia  where  he  became  an  appro 

and  Theresa     (Backer)     Frommeyer,    emi-  brick-laying  trade,  at  whi 

grated  to  Pennsylvania  in   1840,  and  settled  ever  since,     lie  is  . 

ai   Mummasburcr,  Adam*-  countv.     He  was  |    \\,  \\    \..  and  has  been  a  im 


•i88  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

institution   1897-1904,  and  is  now   president  the  public  schools  and  rit  1  Christi 

of  the  board  of  directors.    He  married  Nov.  «  atholic  School.  Chambci 
ii,   1903,  Annie  Teresa  Kelly   (born  Nov.  7.     Sarah  Teresa  was  edi 

Jl'    '875),  daughter  of    John    and    Agnes  public  schools  and  was  gradual 

(Costella)    Kelly,   of    Philadelphia.     They  pus  Christi  Catholic  Scho  I,  < 

have  one  sun.  Clement  Augustus.  June  18, 

2.  George  Edward    (born     Dec.    17,  8.     Mary  Alice  was    j 
1S66)  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  the  Corpus  Christi  Catholii   £ 

.his  native  county,  engaged  in  farming  until  1899,  took  a  course  at  Cumberlai 

1897,   when  he  engaged  in  merchandising,  Stale  Normal  i:i   1900,  and  • 

and   conducts  a   store   near   Chambcrsburg.  from   the    Chambcrsburg    Bu 

lie   married   April    20,     1892,     Mary    Aliee  Ma)    31,    1901.      \\ 

Shcrk    (born  June   18,    1869),  daughter  of  Public  April  13 
Jacob  and  Rachel    (Frehn)   Sheik,  of  Ahi-  9.     Grace  Ax  astasia  « 

.line.  Kans.     They  have  issue:  Joseph  Os-  the  (  orpus  Christi  C"at!i- ■ 

wald,   Augustus  Sherk  and  .Mary   Frances,  bersburg,  and  was  graduated,  Jui 

3.  Albert    Ignatius    (born    July    2,  10.     Elizabeth  Ai 
11869)  was  educated  in  the  public  schools.  At          1 1.     Mary  Veuoxica. 
tlie  outbreak  of  the  Spanish-American  War          (VI)    ELIZABETH    I 
lie  enlisted,  April  9,  1897,  in  Company  C,  8th  (born  Dec.  iS,  1841 
Regiment,   3d   Brigade,   Pennsylvania  Vol-  H.  and  Theres 

unteers,  but  did  not  take  part  in  active  serv-  ried,   Aug.    19,    1861,     Fi 

ice,  and  was  mustered  out  in   189S.     He  is  (born  Feb.  19,  iS: 

now  an  employe  of  the  Chambcrsburg   En-  of  Arendtsvillc,   Pa.    He 

gineering  Company.      He  married  Oct.   20,  the    pub! 

1900,  Fannie  Speck  (born  in  1875),  daugh-  eleven  years,    after    which  K     1 

ler  of  Joshua   Speck,  of   Hust  mtown,    Pa.,  farming  and  is  now  living 

and  thej    have,  Thomas  Aquinas  and   Paul  politics  he  is  a   I> 

Ignatius.  Kate  1  1  the  State  C 

4.  Mary  Lori  ma  was  educated  in  the  189S.      Francis   YV.  and   Eli; 
public  school  and.  convent  school  at  Cham-  mcyi  r  had 
bersburg.    On  Sept.  6,  1899.  she  entered  the          1.     Virgilia,  bom  May 
convent  of  the  Sisters    of    Si.    Joseph,    at  Ma> 

Chestnut    Hill.    Philadelphia,   and    received  2.     Mar> 

the  habit  of  thai  order  April  28,   1900,  and  died,    \ug    29,  1863. 

is  now  teaching  at  St.  Peter's  School.  Pied-  3      Theresa     Ann     (1 

mont,  West  Virginia,     tier  name  in  religion  1864),  lives  at   P 

is  Sister  Mary  Cordala.  1      Gkorgk  Hkxr' 

5.  Clara  Virginia  was    educated    in  died   \pril  •'.    • 
the  public  schools  and  at  the  Corpus  Christi 

Catholic   school,    Chambersburg,    and     was  186S 

graduated   from  the  musical  department  of  married,    \\v  le  J 

;lh.n  institution,  June  .'(..  1805. 

(1.     Emma  Hi  vnchi    was    etlucated    at  1903 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

6.  Augustus    (born  April    i6,    1870)  William  11.  and  Tlieresa   (Backer)    Fron 
is  a  farmer  on  the  Orner    homestead    near  meyer,  is  a  fanner  on  the  old  Fronnneyer 
Arcndlsville,    Pa.      He   married,    Nov.    ..■_•,  homestead   near   Gettysburg.      He   manic 
j S<js,   M;n'.v    I!.    Bittinger,    and    they    have  Oct.  8,  1873,  Sarah  Allen  Kine  (born  Aug. 
Olive  I'"..  !•..,  William  E.  E.,  and  Theresa  A.  17.  1851  ),  daughter  of  Jacob  Kine,  and  t 

7.  Til-     Sylvester    (born    Nov.    u.  have  issue: 
1872)  was  educated  in  the  public  school  1.     John  Worthingto.n  (bon 
Adams  count)  and  was  graduated  from  the  1874)   1-  a  merchant  at  East  Berlin.       lie 
State   Normal   at    Millersville.      He   was   a  married  Jan.  18,  1899,  Lula  Bushey, 
(earlier  111  the  public  schools  for  ten  year-,  ter  of  Edward  A.  and  Hannah  Bushey,  ai 
during  which  time  he  studied  civil  engineer  tl1Cy  have  one  daughter,  Fannie  Marguerite 
ing,  and  he  is  now  one  oi  the  leading  survey-  born  June  23,  1903. 
ors  of  Adams  county.     He  was  elected  Jus-  _,_     Mavii   Etta  (born  Aug.  16,   1S7 
lire  of  the   Peace  in   1901,  which  office  he  entered    the   community   of   tl 
still  holds,     lie  married,  Sept.  22,  1898,  S.  Charity    at    Emmil 
Olive    Heckcnluber,  and   had  one  son   Gil  ,,„,,,  ;,,„]  js  ,,,,,   at  gt.  Paul's  Sai   l 
bert  Leroy,  deceased.  Dallas,   Texas.      Her   name   in   relit 

(VII)  JOHN    FROMMEYER    (born  Sister  Appoline. 

Dec.  24,    1844),  son    of    William    II.   and  3       |A(,,r   Kl,,,;    ,„,..,   March  ,,     , 

Theresa    (Baeker)    Frommcyer,  is  a  farmer  4      £uzA  a>;na    bofn  J;m    _. . 

ai   Bonneauville,   Pa.     lie  married  Feb.   14,  ^    >   \t        _    .go. 

1871,   Toana   Bcrser   (born  Feb.   ^.    i8^o)>  ,•    '           ,s                 ,          »- 

'   '  ■                 ■                            •         ■  .  5.     Cecelia   Doroi  11  y,                  ,•.   13, 

daughter  oi    Lawrence  and   I  .ydia   (Martin)  no, 

Berger.  of  Chambersbure.    They  have  issue :  .            ,              ,, 

'               .         ,         ,      •  6.     Simon  A.,  bom  % 

I.  Sarah  Ann,  born  Dec.  _>4,  \Sj\. 

,. .                  .                         ,,            ,.  ,  7.     Em  ma.  born  .V 

J.      \\  n.i.iAM     Lav,  i;i  \.  1:     1  burn     I  eh. 

,c     \    r         .  w    ,         ,  ,v;-     Esi  liLi.E  L.,  bon    N 
24,  i°73)i  lives  at  Westminster. 

3.  Anna  Mary,  born  Aug.  24,   il  9-     '-    s   Mai 

4.  Edward  Alexander,  born  Oct.  S,  1,i'o- 

1876,  died  March  4,  [883.  MX)    CATHARINE 

5.  Ellen  Mary,  born  April  17,  [87S.  (born  April  7.  1S47),  d. 

6.  Charles' Augustus  (horn  April  27,  1 1,  and  Theresa 
1880),  lives  at  New  York,  ried  Feb.  9,   iS6y, 

7.  Lawrence  Joseph,  born  Aug.    12,  (born  Oct.  8,  1848),  si 

1881.  line  Duchscher,  of  (  iuci   1  ati,  Ohio.  He 

8.  Leo    Benjamin,    born    Aug.    25,  listed  Oct.  (>.   1864,  in  C01 
[883,  O.   V.    I.,  and 

().     Mak\     Theresa,    horn    Sep:.     18,  Franklin  and   Nashville.  . 

1885.  ston's  mu  rendei  at 

10.     Catharine       Elizabeth,     bom  mustered  out,  Aug.  1, 

March  <>,  iSSS.  Catharine  (Fromnicyer)   I 

II.  John   Henry,  bom  Aug.  3,  1S01.  sue: 

(iVIlT)  FRANK  NICHOLAS  FROM  1.     Angelia,  I 

MEYER   (born  March  4,    1846),    son    of  2.     Lillian    >' 


"9°  13I0GRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

married  Nov.  4,  1897,  Augustus  P.  Hoper-  Hall;  editor  of  the  Priu 

kamp.  years    (being   editor-in-chief   1 

3.  Alice  (born  July  5,  1875)  married  year);  on  editorial  staff  of  tbe  Bn 
Oct.    17,    1900.    William    Placke,   and   the)  Princeton's  annual;  Prin     I 

have  one  son.  William.  em   to   Philadelphia    Tin 

4.  John    Nicholas,    born    June     11,  Princeton's  correspondent  to  the  New 
J 877,  died  Oct.  J7,  1897.  Tribune   I'm    tin  Juni 

5.  Edward    James,    born    Aug,     31,  Whig   Hall;    II       ■ 
l°79-  graduation;  winner   of   Ju 

6.  Lula    Valentine,    born    Feb.    14,  in  Whig  Hall ;  catcher  on  Fresh 
1882.  Nine:  member  of   Varsitj 

7.  Carrie  Eliner  Claire,  bom  Sept.  years   (only  one 
21,  1S84.  played  so  long  1  n    \ 

8.  Robert,  born  Aug.  24,   1887.  South    East     Club    Fell. 

9.  Catherine,  born  Sept.    1.    [890.  Science,   thereby   maki 

graduate  ye  ir  of  Rtudy.     1  Jr.  It. 

WILLIAM  MANN  IRVINE,  Ph.  ]>..  Ins  degree,     Do  l 

President  of  the  Mercersburg  Academy,  was  Princeton    in   course,   in    1 

born  in  Bedford,  Pa.,  Oct.   13,   1865,  being  essay   was   written   en   "Imn 

the  son  ot  Henry  F.  and  Emma  E.   Irvine,  receiving  the  degree  In-  al 

lie  lived  in  his  father's  native  town  until  he  at: 

was  fifteen  years  of  aye,  attending  the  pub  there  a    > 

lie  schools  of  Bedford,  and  betw  ecu  the  \  eai  -  subjects :    "  1  ',  e   ' 

of  1878  and    [881   clerking  in  the  store  ^i  erature,"   inch 

John  ('.  Wright  &   Brother.      In  the  fall  of  and    Defoe;    a 

1881    he   entered   the    Phillips    Academy,   at  School    of    '  hy,"     inc 

Exeter,  N.  11.     At  Exeter  he  made  an  en-  Berkeley  and   Hume.     Dn 

viable    record    in   scholarship  and   athletics,  six  summers   Dr.    Irvii  • 

rowing   in   his   class   crew,   playing   on   the  i"  the   Rev.    Willard   Pars.. 
Academy    loot-hall    team,   serving   one  term  '  the    New 

as  president  of  the  Academy  Y.   M.  C.  A.,  Dr.   Irvine  \ 

and  standing  in  scholarship  fourth  in  a  class  ment,  also  received   an   i 

of  sc\  enty-five  b  >ys.  a  perman 

In   September,    1874,    Dr.    Irvine  entered 
Princeton    University   as  a   member  of  the  In  Septemlicr,     58 

class  of    1888.      During   his  college  course.  Ins    the.'' 

by    faithful   and   persistent   energy,    Hi.    lr  Sen"... 

vine  kept  his  name  mi  the  honoi   roll  ol  his  fello\vshi| 

class,   and   received   many   honors       IK-  ac  twelve  din" 

complished  more  work  outside  ol  the  regular  them  hoi 

curriculum  than  any  other  man  in  his  class,  have  known       .  Irvine  intii 

The  following  is  a  list  of  part  of  lii<  honors:  that   he   u 

President  i'\  class  in   Freshman  year;  win  time,    however,    he    ;.:>.: 

ncr  of  medal  for  Freshman  oratory  in  \\  liig  cours 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

with   tint    idea   in   mind    when    he   entered  dency  in  1893,  Dr.  Irvine  changed  tl 

Exeter  at  the  age  of  fifteen.     At  Lancaster,  of  the  institution,  making  it  a  prepan 

Dr    Irvine,   by   reason   of   his  discipline   at  school   tor  boys  after  the  type  of  the 

Princeton,    was  able  to  help  arrange   in  a  New  England  Academies.     The  wise 

number  of  ways  the  undergraduate  activi-  the  policy  was  seen  very  soon;  seventy-ei 

ties,  especially  those  thai  related  to  the  ath-  boys  were  enrolled  during  the  first  year 

letic,   literary   and   musical   life  of  the  stu-  the  school  closed  il 

dents.      At   the   time  of  his  graduation,   in  a    few   hundred   dollars   to   its  credit  a 

the  summer  of  (892,  Dr.   Irvine  was  about  running  expenses.     There  were  four  I 

to  accept  a  call  to  become  pastor  of  a  small  ers  in  the  Faculty,  and  all  the 

church   in    the    State    of    Delaware.        1 1  i is  school  was  done  in  one  bui 

many    friends   in    the   Lancaster   institutions  The  total  receipt-  that  year  from  all  ■ 

prevailed  upon  him  to  accept  a  position  in  wen-  less  than  $10,000;  in  1904  the  rec 

the    Faculty   of   the    Franklin   and    Marshall  were  $125,000.     The  growth  of  the 

College,  saying  that  it  was  often  more  difn*  speaks   for   itself;   it   is   really    Dr.    I 

cult  to  find  teachers  for  the  college  than  it  monument. 

is  to  get  pastors  for  the  Church.    Dr.  Irvine  In  the  year    1903-04 

remained  at    Franklin  and   Marshall  College  twenty-one  States  wei  I;  there  ' 

one   year,   teaching   in   the   departments   of  twenty-one  men  in  the  Facult; 

English,  Political  Science,  Logic  and  Gym-  ings  were  in  use ;  improvements  to  the 

nasties.     In  April,  1893,  the  Potomac  Synod  of  $130,000  had  be  inclui 

of  the  Reformed  Church  invited  Dr.  Irvine  of  the  most  beautifi 

to  become  president  of  Mercersburg  College,  ica;  boys  had  been  pre.  i   ■ 

at    Mercersburg,    Pa.,    to   succeed,    the    Pew  different   colleges  and   ; 

George  VV.  Aughinbaugh,  who  had  just  re-  the  Board  of  Regents 

signed    the   presidency   on    .account    of   ad-  number   from  nine  I 

vanced    years.     After    mature    deliberation  land  had  been  added  I 

Dr.  [rvine  resigned  his  position  at  Lancaster,  several  thousands  of 

and   accepted    the   position   at    Mercersburg,  to  endowment    funds;   t': 

thereby  entering  upon  the  greatest  work  of  g;  nizatioi 

his  life.  broadened   in   every    y 

Ever  since  the  year  1835,  there  has  been  the    future  of  the   Mercer: 

an   educational    institution    at    .Mercersburg.  truly  bright  and  promising.     P: .  Irvii 

Marshall  College,  which  did  splendid  work,  refused  many  offers 

left   Mercersburg  in    1853,     The    I  A  feeling  thai  the  build 

eal    Seminary   remained,   and    in    1865    Mer-  his  life's  work. 
cersburg  College  was  organized  under  the  On  Jinn  Dr.   Irviiu 

leadership  of  Rev.  T.  G.  Apple,  D.  D,   1   iter  Miss  Camille  Hart,  tl 

the  celebrated  educator,  Rev.  L.  K.  lligbee,  Hart,  of   Winchester.   Va.      Mrs.    p 

D.  D.,  became  its  president  and  did  excellent  the  cents  >i   the  s 

work.      Unfortunately   the  College  hail   no  By  her  until  (act.  and 

endowment,  and  in  1880  closed  its  doors  on  she  has  added  greath    in  the   .. 

account  of  debt.     On  coming  to  the  Prcsi  efficiency  i»l  llic  Academy. 


192  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    C< 

•      G1LLAN    FAMILY.      JAMES    GIL-  4.     Samuel  Holmes  ( IX). 

LAN   (born  in  Ireland  in   1767     died  Jan.  5.     Sarah  Ann  (died  N 

26,    1854),   the  ancestor  of   the   numerous    married    March    12,     1    . 

Gillan    families    of    Franklin    county,    cmi-     (born  April  18,  1824),  a  i   1 

grated  to  Pennsylvania  in  the  closing  year-    ville;  they  had  issue:     Samuel  <"...  J.  h 

of  the  eighteenth  century  and  settled  near  Sarah    |..    Mar,-    E.,    Mar 

St.  Thomas.     Eie  married  (first)  Jam-  Rush,  Man 

who  dud   in   1809,  and  was  buried  in  the  6.     Martha  married  Col.   Willi; 

Roman    Catholic   graveyard    in    Chambers-  Dixon.     [Dixon  Family 

burg.     They  had  issue:  7.     Elizabeth,  born  in  18. 

1.     Mary,  born  in  1798,  died  unmarried  married  in  1866. 

March  20,  1886.  8.     Mary  is  unmarried. 

13.     William  (II).  9.     James,  born  in  1836 

3.  James  (died  in  1868)  went  South,  (III)     JOHN  GILLAN 
not  returning  until  early  in  the  Civil  war.  1807 — died  Feb.    1 

Be   married    Miss   Sturgis;   they   had    two  and  Jane   (Rush)   Gillan,      as  a  fan 

children:    James  Sturgis,  controller  of  San  St.  Thomas  township.     He  1 

Francisco,    and    Amelia,    who   married    Mr.  1833.  Margaret  Walter  (bor 

Taylor.  — died  March  26,  i860),  <}.>■■ 

4.  John    (III).  and  Margaret  ill. 

5.  Elizabeth  married  June  16,  1829.  maternal   side   Mrs 

Jacob  Mish.  from  Yost  Harbaugh,  ihc  ai 

Mr.   Gillan   married    (second)    June    18,  Dr.  Henry  Harbaugh.     Job 

1814,  Margarcl  Reed  (born  Oct.  1  1,  178S  -  Gillan  had.  issue: 

died    Dee.    6,    1854)  ;  they    had   issue:  I.      James  B.  (1 

1.  TliOMAS    (IV).  March    30,     1883)    was 

2.  Charles  (V).  served  as  a  membei 

3.  Matthew    (VI).  also  as  school  director  in  Ch: 
.).      David    (VII).  married    Martha    L.   ( 

5.     Sarah.  Walter,  who  di 

0.     Rebecca  married   William    !■'.    Mc-  nie,  who  marrici 

Dowell.      [McDowell   Family].  unmarried    and    li\ 

7.     Margaret.  and    \.  "            ..  married 

(II)      WILLIAM    GILLAN    (born   in  Ixiugli. 

i7i)7 — died    in    February,    1867),    son    of  _•.     Margaret    I 

James  and  Jane  (Rush)  Gillan,  was  a  farmer  married    Joseph    Keller:    the) 

in  Let'terkcnny  township,    lie  married  Sarah  Bertha  married  Dan 

Dyarman    (born   in    1796     died   in    1868);  married   Chi 
they  had  issue:                                                 .       3.     Mary  Jane  (Umi  Nov.   16, 

1       William  (died  in  April,  18S4)  mar-  married  Jacob  C.   Holler,  now  of  To] 

ried  Martha  Fetter ;  they  had  issue :    oncson.  Kans. ;     lhc\     I     ' 

Ira.  Charles,  Edward,  1 

2.  John    (VIII).  .    Ella    (married    David    Krii 

3.  Jane,  born   in    1824,  died  in    1826.  Jennie  and 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

4.  Susan,  born  July  28,  1838,  died  un-  married    Sophia    Kccfer    (born    Apr- 
married  Nov.   10,  1903.  1849),  daughter  of  I saai   and  Nancy  1 

5.  John     Walter     (bom     Aug.     22,  ron)    Kcefcr;  they  had   issue: 
1X40)  keeps  the  toll-gate  on  the  Gettysburg  Jessie  N..  Thomas  11..  Mary  H0I1 
turnpike,  near  Chambersburg;  he  is  an  active  Elizabeth,  Lulu  Comfort  and  S 
Prohibitionist.      Me   served   as  a   private   in  2.     James  Rush   (born  Nov.  3.  1 
Company  II,  [26th  I'.  V.  [.,  during  the  Civil  died  Dec.  26,   1903),  an  agricultur 
war,    and    was   engaged    in    the    battles    (if  ment  dealer  at  Chaml  marrie< 
Fredericksburg     and     Chancellorsville — the  Lucretia  McGarvey,  dan 

only  two  battles  in  which  that  regiment  took  Anna   Maria   (Allsep)    McGarvey. 
part,     lie  married  Maria  Reamer,  daughter  3.  John    Alexander    (born    '. 

(if  William   F.  and  Sarah  Ann   (Kinneard)  1852)  lives  at  Plattsburg.  Mo.     lie  1 

Reamer;  they  had  issue:     Charles,  William  Mary  Jane  Patton  (born  Jan.  1. 

I-".,  John,    Laura,   Sarah    (married    William  June    24,     t88o),    daughter   of   Jan 

Rosenberry)   and   Beulah.  Mary  (McCoy)  Patton. 

6.  Sarah    E.    (born   June    16,    1842)  4.     Mary  Jane,  Ijohi  Nov.  3,  1854 
married  Daniel  1).  Detrich,  living  at  June-  Aug.  29,  1856. 

lion  City,  Kans. ;  they  had  issue :    John',:]  5.     Thomas    Holm 

Ian,  Walter  i'.,  Bertha  (married  James  Lai-  1858)   lives  at  South  Auburn,  Neb 

vin)  and   Florence  (married  Fred  Arkell).  6.     G  Elmer  (born  in  i 

7.  Julia  Ann,  born  May   11,   1844 —  in  Oklal 

died  April  30,  1862.  (V)     CHARLES  CI LLAN  l 

X.     Harriet  R.   (horn  Sept.  24,   1846)  8,    1810 — died    March    24,    1 

married    Henry    R.    Clippinger;    they    had  James  and  Margaret   ( Rt< 

issue:     Walter  Lilian.  Smith  E.,  Arthur  R.,  fanner  all  hi-  life  and  kept  the     ' 

Charles  1'"..  and   Florence   D.  Hotel,  near  St.  Thomas,  1  rm 

(;.     Martha,  horn  Aug.  16,  1848,  died  owned  320  acres  of  !, 

March  26,   1850.  the  he-;    farmer  in  '  nntv.     He 

10.  William  Rush  (X).  extensive  stock  raiser  am 

11.  Arabella   (horn  April    14,   1852—  of  horses  at  the  time  1 
died  Sept.  6,   1903)  married  William  II. tier;  postmaster    at    Ml.    Lai 
no   issue.  married  Jane  Smith   Mel 

12.  Melinda    C,    was   born    March    iS.  4,   1 S 1  "       lied  Jul 
1854.  James  and  Man,   1',  , 

(IV)    THOMAS  GILLAN  (born  Nov.  the)    had   issue: 
13,     1815      died     Nov.     24,     1874),    son    of  1.      M  \i;\     L.    married 

James  and    Mar-. net    (Reed)    Lilian,   was  a  Dowcll       [McDowell    Family]. 
farmer  in  St.  Thomas  township.    He  married  2.     James  D, 

Sept.  15,  1846,  \nnahclla  Johnston  McD->\\  3      William  M.  i 

ell    (born    March    25,     181S      die.',    S ,;:       -7.  w.: 

1871),  daughter  "\    William   S.   and   Man  larv.      He  ma 

(1m  win)    .\hd  X,w  ell:  they  had  issue: 

1.     William     Erwin     (born    Nov     o.  ,  White)  Gillan:  l 

1847)    lived    at    South     \uhmn.    Neb,      lie  I..  Charlt 


194  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COl 

Leona,  Rose  White,  Mary  Belle,  and  Julia  5.     Belle  murric.I  Dr.  Hou 

Pomeroy  (deceased).  at  Shippensburg. 

4.  Sarah  J.  6.     Marinda     Pome  oy     married 

5.  Margaret  C.  married  Benjamin  F.  Elliott,  of  Harrisburg. 

Huber.     [Huber  Family].  (IX)     SAMUEL  HOLMES  GILI 

6.  Robert  McDowell  married  Fanny  (born  April  23,  1S31  — 

Sellers.  son  of  William  an.:  1  Dyarmai 

(VI)  MATTHEW    GILLAN    (born  Ian,  married  Feb.  13,  1 
July  6,   1821— died  Sept.  _>w,   1862),  son  of  Sherman  (b  >rn  Jan.  24, 
James  and  Margaret   (Reed)  Gillan,  was  a  Salisburg  and   Rebecca    (1 
saddler  at  Chambersburg;  he  was  a  director  they  had  : 

of  the  poor,  1857-59,  and  a  member  of  the  1.     William  Si 

Chambersburg  town  council  in    i860.     He  1861)  married  Dec.   ; 

married  Catharine  Comfort  Stouffer  (bom  _>.     Emma  Jani 

March  6,  1835— died  Feb.  20,  1874);  they  3.     Ida  Blanche  '  '.-.  5.  il 

had  issue:  married   Jan.    13,    1886.    I 

I.     Emma  married  G.  W.   Patton,      "         4.     Charles    Dix 

of  James;  they  went  to  Dakota.  1866)  married  Jan.  20. 

(VII)  DAVID  GILLAN   (born  Sept.  daughter  ol 

28,    1823 — died    April    i.|.    [900),    son    of  Gerbig.     (Gerb 

James  and  Margaret  (Reed)  Gillan,  was  all  5.     Samuel  !I":  m 

his  life  a  farmer  in  Peters  township.    He  was 

a  ruling  elder  in  the  Presbyterian  Church.  6.     Sarah    Rebec 

He  was  a  successful  business  man.     Start-  14.  [870. 

in^-  with  nothing,   he  accumulated   a   large  7.     1  1  arey 

fortune  and  owned  four  large  tracts  of  land.  1871)   mai 

Ue  married  Feb.  14,  [856,  Sarah  Belle  Wise  bert. 

(died    Dec.    19,    1903).   daughter   of   John  8.     W'ari 

Wise;  they  had  issue:  1876,  died  Feb.   18,   1877 

).     John  Wise  (XII).  (X  1       Wll  1.1AM     RL': 

Marg  \ki  1   died   m  infancy.  ( b  ■ 

3.     Rebecca  Jane  married   Robert   S.  son  of  J 

McDowell.     [McDowell   Family],  was    educated    in    the    ; 

(VIII)  JOHN  GILLAN,  son  of  Wil-  worked  on  the  farm  unti 
Ham  and   Sarah   (Dyarman)   Gillan,   w;  ;  a  years  old.     1 

farmer,      lie   married    Elizabeth    I.    White,  Letterkenm 

daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Pomcroy)  .m  advanced    - 

White  ;  they  had  issue  :  al'iei  v 

1.     Sarah   Jam:  married   William    M.  including 

Gillan    (V ).  for  two  1  s.     In  ilu 

Mary  married  Jacob  W.  Mish.  he  entered  Merc<   - 

3.  John  T.  is  living  at  Hagerstown.  sion  of    1871  72,  an 

4.  E]  l.-Aiu  111  married  Sellers  Coble.  came  !■- 


-    -    -  ■  .    


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

the  grocery  trade  until  1875.     lie  was  clerk  1.     Arthur  VV.   (born  Dec.  24.  1 

of  the  courts  of  Franklin  county,   1875  79,  was  edu  itcd  in  the  publii 

being  elected  as  a  Democrat,     lie  had  pre-  Chambersburg  Academy.     H< 

viously  served   as  school   director  and   was  ated   al    Franklin   and   Marshall   Col 

clerk  of  the  Chambersburg  town  council  in  1896.     After  leaving  college  I 

1879-80.     He  was  attorney  to  the  hoard  of  with   his   father,  and   was  admitted 

county  commissioners,   1882-85,  and  at  the  Franklin  County  Bar  Dec.  5,  1898.     lie  ij 

same  time  school  director  of  the  Third  ward  practicing  his  profession   in   Cliambe' 

of  Chambersburg.      lie  was  a   member   of  as  a  member  of  the  firm  '•;'  r.jllan  &  C 

the  Pennsylvania  Legislature   [891-92,  and  He    is   a    member   of   George    Wash:., 

he  was  again  nominated  by  his  party  in  1900,  Lodge,    F.   &    A.    M.,   of   the   Knight 

in  the  hope  that  his  popularity  would  give  Pythias   and   the    Royal    Arcanum. 

■the   county   a    Democratic   member   of   the  secretai)    of   the   Grecncastle,    Mercer: 

House    of    Representatives    at    Harrisburg.  &    Waynesboro   Turnpike    Roa 

While  he  was  clerk  of  the  courts  lie  studied  In  politics  he  and  Chairn 

'Jaw  in  the  office  of  Stenger  &  McKnight,  and  of  the  1  >em  »  ratic  Count)  Committee. 

was  admitted  to  the  Franklin  County  Bar  2.     Mabel  married  Seward  B 

Sept.     1,    1879.      He   has    since    been    con-  Waverly,   N.   Y. :  they  have  one  d. 

tinuously  in  the  practice  of  his  prof<     ion,  Ruth. 

and  is  a  successful  and  prosperous  lawyer.  3.     Ruth. 

In  politii  >  he  is  a  Democrat  and  an  active  4.     Abigail. 

party  worker.     He  is  a  member  of  Zion's  (XI)     JAMES     DUXLAP    CI 

Reformed    Church    of    Chambersburg,    and  (born  .at   Mt.   Parnell,   in   1  i 

takes  an  active  part   in   promoting   the   in-  son  of  Charles  and  Jane  S.  (M 

teres!  of  hi-,  denomination,     lie  is  president  Ian.  was  educated  in  the  pub! 

of  the  Board  of  Regents  of  Mercersburg  Col-  worked  on  his   father's   farm  until 

lege,    and    he   is    also   president   of    the    Re-  twenty   years   old.      lie   the 

funned  Church   Publication   Board,     lie  is  keeper  and  gaugcr  in  the  L'nil 

one  of  the  most  active  among  the  business  lernal   Revenue  service,  in  wl 

men  of  the  county  and  is  a  self  made  man.  eight  years,     lie  clerk<  I  in  lh« 

[Ic  is  president  of  the  Chambersburg,  Green-  brother,   William    M.,   al    Si 

castle  &  Waynesboro  Electric  Railway  Com-  three  years;  in  iSSj  he  ; 

pany;  president  of  the  Mutual  Loan  &  Sav-  er*s  store  and  has  been  ii 

ings  Association,  of  Chambersburg.  and  vice-  ness  ever   since,      lie   was   ap| 

president  of  the  National  Bank  of  Chambers-  master   at    St     Thomas   by    Pn 

burg,     fie  is  a  member  of  George  \\ .    hing-  Kinley.     He  is  a  member  of  the  Ki 

ton  Lodge,  No.  143.  F.  &  A.  M.,  of  Cham-  the   Golden    Eagle.     He    married    1 

bersburg,  and  a  j,j<\  degree   Mason,  being  1S79,    Charlotte    Johnston    (died    J 

a  member  of  the  Harrisburg  Consistory.    He  18S5),   daughter  ^i   Robert  and    M 

is  also  a  member  of  the  Royal  Arcanum  and  (Stoops)  ;  they  had 

the  Elks.     Mr.  Gillan  married  in  Eebruary.  1.     R 

1874,  Luc)   M.  Winger,  daughter  of  Ji  -'.     Charles  Fran klin. 

and  Esther  (Buckwalter)  Winger,  of  Clay-  3.     Wiixiam  McDowell. 

lick,  Montgomery  township ;  the)  ha\e  issue:  4.     Mabei   Catharine. 


i</)  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

5.  JAMKS.  1.       PETER. 

6.  '  Garnet  Garfield.  _>.     Ephrai.m,  twin  to  Pcier. 
(XII)     JOHN  WISE  GILLAN  (horn          3.     Jacob. 

in   Peters  township,  Jan.  <),    1859),  son  of  j.     David  (JIIj 

David   and    Sarah    B.    (Wise)    Gillan,   was  5.     Adam. 

educated    in    the    puhlic    schools    of    Peters  6.     Susanna  married   Wil 

township  and  ai    the   Mercershurg  College  7.     Elizabeth   marrici 

under  the  presidency  of  Dr.  Highhee.    After  8.     Julia   married   Samuel 

leaving  college  lie  returned  to  the  farm  and  (111)     DAVID    MIXIC1 

has  since  heen  a  farmer  on  the  Gillan  home  Company  F,  2071!  '.  V.  1..  111 

stead  in  Peters  township.    He  is  a  member  of  dei  Capl 

the  Presbyterian  Church.     He  married  Feb.  out   his   term   of  enlistment.      B)    ti 

21,    [884,   Carrie   C.   Cromer,   daughter   of  was  a  coachmaker.     He  married  ■ 

George  and  Rebecca  (Smith)  Cromer;  they  .)■  Golden,  and  they  had  i 

had  issue:  l.     Annie  married  John  A.  Wasli 

1.  Daisy  R.  and  they  had  Albert.  Roj  ('..  Annie,  1 

2.  Carrie    B.  Paul,  Newton  and  John. 

Daniel   1'.  married    |  I 

WILLIAM    L  MINICK.     The  Bar  of  Gephart,  and    (second)    Kate   1.   Go 

Franklin  county,   Pa.,   is  well   represented,  •1|"l  was  the  fatli 
not  only  among  its  old  attorneys,  hut  also  3-     William    L.,    the 

among  those  who  bring  to  their  practice  the  sketch  1  1\  1. 
enthusiasm   of  youth   and   the  methods   in-  4-     David    X. 

culcated  in  the  law  schools  of  today.   Among  linger, 
those  who  come  within  this  class  is  William  5-      M  *RV  C.  marrii 

L.  Minick,  born  Jan.  31,  [865,  at  Orrstown,  and  had  David. 
Pa.,  a  son  of  David  and  Catharine  (Gold      1  "•     Bertha  J.  1 

Minick.  I  he  matci  nal  grand 

(1)     JOHN     MINICK,    the    paternal  was    a    native    of    Cumb 

greal  grandfather,  was  a  resident  of  Cum-  English  exti 

berland  county,  having  come  from  Lancas-  loilows: 
ter  county.  '•      John. 

(ID    PETER     MINICK,    the    grand-  -■     Wh.ijam. 

father,    was    born   in    Cumberland  county,  ,v     Samv 

but    later   came    to    Franklin   county.      His  -|-     Catiiari: 

family   was  as    follows:  (IV)    WIL1  I  AM      L.      MINI 

).     Samuel  was  a  minister,  and  moved  subject  propel   ot  this  skctcli, 

to  Indiana.  publ 

2.  Barbara  married  John  Jones.  "Id,  when 

3.  foiiN,  who  was  a  tanner,  moved  to  consecutive   winl 
Huntingdon   county,    Pennsylvania.  when   he   w.i-    . 

4.  Mary   married  John   Fish  row,  and  deputy  registci   >>f  will; 
moved  to   Indiana.  served   lor  live  montl 

Peter  Minick  married  again  and  had:  ^i    i8«j 


BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXAI.S   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


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months,  until  Dec.  3 1 si  of  the  same  year.  Mr.  Minick  is  ;i  incinbcr  of  the 

Once  more  he  was  appointed  to  the  same  Arcanum,    the    Knights  of  Malta  ; 

position,  this  time  by  Robert  S.  Smiley,  and  F.  &  A.  M.     Both  he  and  his  wile  a 

assumed    his   duties   Jan.    i,    1891,   serving  sistent   members   of   the   Lutheran 

until  January,   1894.     At  that  time  he  was  and  are  highly  esteemed  in  tli 

appointed  deputy  register  and  recordei    by  future  before  Mr.  Minick  is  a  brigl 

Joseph  II.  Ledy,  and  began  his  duties  Jan.  and  his  constituents  are  proud  of  1. 

I,    [894,   serving  until   Aug.    j,   1894.     At  and  the  influence  he  exerts  in  the  party. 
thai  Lime  lie  entered  into  the  wholesale  fruit 

and  produce  business  with  his  brother  David  PLATT     FAMILY.      X< 

N.   and    Robert   S.    Smiley,   under   the    linn  Platts  of  the   United    State-   are  d( 

name  cf  W.  L.  Minick  &  Co.,  and  thus  con-  from  Richard  J'latt.  who  came  with 

tinned  until  June  22,  1896.     On  March   10,  Ins  wife,  from  Herti 

1896,  he  was  nominated  for  the  office  of  clerk  landed  at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  in 

of  the  county  courts  by  the  Republican  party,  acquired  eighty-four  acres  of  lane 

and  was  elected  by  a  majority  of  2,319.     Jn  is  now   the  best   part  of  the  "Eln 

June,  1899,  he  was  renominated  and  elected  h  was  on  the  south  side  of  Ch. 

by  a   majority   of   J-57'j,   and   served   until  near  College  street,  in  what  w 

Jan.  5,  1903.     On  Dee.  6,  1902,  he  was  ad-  the  "Hertfordshire  cjuarter."     He  ren 

milted  to  the  Bar,  having  been  studying  the  in  New  Haven  on'.  time,  I 

law  for  some  time.     Mr.  Minick  was  one  of  of  sixty-six  members  of  a  church 

the  promoters  and  directors  of  the  Cumber-  tion   formed    for  tl  e 

land   Valley  Telephone  &   Telegraph  Com-  Aug.   22,    1639.      His  n 

pany,  and  continued  one  of  its  directors  until  of   tree  planters  in   Mil  for 

it   was  merged   into  the   United   Telepb  ne  he  was  chosen  a  deacon  of  Mill 

Company.    He  was  also  one  of  the  pr lers  in  \t-'"i.    Deacon  Piatt  died  in 

■of      the      Chambersburg,      Greencaslle     «.\:  wife,  Mary,  in  January,  1671 

Waynesboro  Street  Railway  Company,  and  Mary     Piatt    had    live 

was  manager  of  said  street  railwa)  company  lipenelus,    Josiah    and 

<luring  its  construction,  and  is  still  one  of  its  daughters,      Mary,     Sarah 

directors,       He    is    now     president    of    the  United  States  Sena 

Waynesboro  Electric  Light  &   Power  Com-  Co  nt,    traced    his   .. 

pany,    and    president    of    the    Waynesburg,  but  it  is  not  so  easj  to  I 

Greencastle  and  Mercersburg  Turnpike  Road  U.   S.   Senator  Thomas  v.'.    Piatt. 

Company,  and  a  director  ^\  the  Chambers  York,   had.-    to   the    Mill 

burg  Trust  Company.  Zephcmiah  Plan,  the  font 

l  )u  Sept.    ;.   1885,   Mr.   Minick  married  X.  Y..  came  iron;  .  ami  Or.  ' 

Jemne   S.    Blair,   daughter   of    William    H.  I.  Plait,  of  Chaml)cr.shurg.  Pa., 

Blair,  of  Orrslown.  Three  children  have  been  from  Jo? 
born  to  them:  tin   JOS1  \il    PI    \  IT   (I 

1,      Krna    Vircinma.  ford,  No\  .   1645).  son  of  iH 

Wn  1  1  am   1  icon.  lied     1  )ec      .'.     '  •■    1.     v  1   h, 

\.      Blair.  Thomas    Canlield.      They    had 


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Josiah,  John,  Richard  and  Joseph,  and  four  4.     Susan     \V.    married 

daughters,     Sarah,     Mary,      Hannah     and  Smith. 

Abigail.  5.     Henry  X. 

(III)  RICHARD      PLATT      (born         6.     Jonah  C. 

1682),  son  of    (11)   Josiah.  married   Nov.  7.     Georce  F.   (VIII). 

7,  1706,  Esther,  daughter  of  Samuel  Buck-  S.     Abraham  Clark. 

ingham.     They  had  two  sons,  Richard  and  9,     Leanora     S.    married 

Samuel,  and  three  daughters,   Esther,    \nn  (lark. 

and  Mary.  (VIII)     GEORCE       FISK        I 

(IV)  RICHARD  PLATT  (born  Feb.,  (bom  at  Milford,  Conn.,    ' 

j 7 1 5 — died    May    3,    1756),    son    of    (HI)  son   of    Newton    and   Anna    (l 

Richard,  married  March  1.  1737,  Mehetable,  was  educated  in  the 

daughter  of  Ebenezer  Fisk.     They  had  one  native  town,  and  studied    lent    ti     at  New 

son,  Richard,  and  one  daughter,  Mehetable.  Haven.      His    professional    ed 

(V)  RICHARD      PLATT       (horn  obtained  in  the  Medical  De] 
March   30,    1742),   son   of    (IV)    Richard,  College,  and  at  the  Penns; 
married    Sarah,   daughter   of   Caleb   Camp.  Dental  Surgery,  Phi 

They  had  two  sons,  Richard  and  Fisk.  Jacob  L.  Sucssen  tt,    ■:'  Chaml 

(VI)  FISK    PLATT    (horn  in    176S—  !'■    ;        '-    ■'    ' 

died  in  1847),  Sl M1  nt'  (V)  Richard,  was  a  He  was  graduated  at  the 

farmer,      lie  married  Aug.  8,   1/9-2.  Sarah,  in  i860,  al  lh<   I 

daughter    of    Jonah    and    Phcbe    Newton,  ceiving  his  degre<    he  was 

Sarah    Xewton    was    descended    from    Rev.  to    Chambersburg    I 

Thomas   I  looker,  the  founder  of  tin    Hart  Sucsserott's  dent   '  ■ 

ford    (Conn.  )    1  !oli  my,   who   is   creditc  '.   by  in  tl 

John   Fiske  with   being  the  author  of   the  terruption  for  two  ; 

first  written  constitution  that  created  a  gov-  year  of  the  Civil  war  '• 

eminent,   and   marks   the  beginning   of   the  urgi 

Republican  system   in   America.     Fisk  and  repel  an  activi 

Sarah  (Xewton)  Piatt  had  three  sons,  New-  enlisted  in  Con 

Ion,  Richard  and  Jonah,  and  four  daughters,  1.26th  Regiment,  P.  V.. 

Sarah,  Catharine,  Snsan  and   Phcbe  Maria,  was  made 

(VII)  NEWTON    PLATT    (born    in  and  was  witl 
1792     died    1863),  son  "\    Fisk   and  Sarah  bnttli 
(Xewton)    Piatt,  was  a  farmer.     He  was  a  IK  -. 
member  of   the   Congregational    Church  at  .-\.    1863,  ai 
Milford.     He  married  Oct.   18,  18.21.  Anna,  until   it  was 
daughter  of  \hraham  and  Meln     '■'    (Peck)  May,  pari 
Clark.     They  had  issue:  Chn 

1.     Sarah    X..    married    Enoch   Clark,  of  (he  month  in 

.'.      Am  i.i.\      C,      man  led      John      L,  men  I  c\  '    " 

Merwin.  villc  he  served 

3.     Charlotte     \.    married   David   N.  \fici   ' 

Clark.  PI;  tt 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


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sumed  the  practice  of  his  profession,  in 
which  he  has  since  continued,  always  with 
marked  success.  His  skill  is  unquestioned, 
hut  lie  attributes  his  prosperity  as  much  to 
close  application  and  honesty  and  fairne 
in   all   his  dealings. 

As  a  young  man  Dr.  Piatt  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  First  Congregational  Church  at 
Milford,  hut  after  coming  to  Chamhcrshiu  g 
he  united  with  the  Falling  Spring  Presby- 
terian Church,  of  which  he  has  been  a  ruling 
elder  since  i86j,  and  was  superintendent  of 
the  Sunday-school  for  twenty-eight  years, 
1868-96.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Children's 
Aid  Society  of  Franklin  County,  and  a  di- 
rector and  vice-president.  He  has  not  sought 
political  preferment,  hut  was  for  four  terms 
a  member  of  the  Chamber sburg  school 
board.  For  many  years  he  has  been  a 
trustee  of  the  Chambcrsburg  Academy,  and 
is  now  president  of  the  Board.  For  five 
years  he  was  director  of  the  National  Bank 
of  Chambcrsburg,  and  he  is  the  president  c\ 
the  Mechanics'  Building  and  Loan  Associa- 
tion. He  is  a  member  of  Housum  Post,  No. 
309,  G.  A.  R.,  and  was  chosen  commander 
of  the  post  in  [887.  In  politics  he  has  been 
a  lifelong  Republican. 

Dr.  Piatt  married,  in  1863,  Mary  M. 
Montague,  daughter  of  Obed  and  Mary 
(Newell)  Montague,  of  South  Hartley, 
Mass.,  anil  they  had  issue  : 

1.  EnwiN  Montague  was  educated  at 
the  Chambcrsburg  \cadcmy.  M'tcr  leaving 
school  he  was  clerk  in  the  Cressler  drug 
store;  he  was  graduated  at  the  Colli 
Pharmacy,  Philadelphia,  .otA  has  a  drug 
store  in  West  Philadelphia,  lie  married 
.Annie  ( ictz,  of  York,  1  'ennsylvania. 

GliOKOK  lisi;  was  educated  at  the 
Chambcrsburg  Academy.  He  was  a  clerk 
in  the  drug  steie  of  \Y.  I\  Finnc)  ;  was 
graduated  at  the  College  of  Pharmacy, 
Philadelphia;  and  is  now  engaged  in  a.  drug 


store  in  New  York  City.     He  married 
Rittcr,  of  New  Haven,  Conn 
and  they  have  issue:  Eleanore,  G< 
ton  and  Wallace  Rittcr. 

3.  Clare  ni  e  N  ewton  was  cdn 

the   Chambcrsburg   Academy;   he  has   been 

employed  with  the  llarrisburg  J',. 

ill.-  Harrisburg  National  Bank,  and  i< 

with    the    Central    Iron    and    S'.. 

1  larrisburg. 

4.  Mary    Newell,   who   , 
home,  was  educated  in  the  ]■ 

bersburg    and    Wilson    College.      In 
pol     cs  our  subject  is  a  lifel 

MICHAEL    FAMILY.      1!. 
MICHAEL,  founder  of  the  faniil; 

ica,  was  horn  \".  .v.  14,        • 
Frank fort-on-the-Main,  Germany,  '.••  Amer- 
ica when  a.  in.     After 
the     Mew     Land     he    >e'uk 
1  >aupl  in    Co.,    Pa.,   where   I 
dry    goods    business.       He    r 
Catherine    Belt:',    of    B 
i ,  [769      riiej  i'     le  tl 
I  'a.,   he  becoming  one 
the  place,  and  tl 
while  his   wife  died   1  >ct.    1 
were    members    of    the    R   [ 
The  children  born  1  1  I  hem  were: 

1.  Elizab 

2.  John.  1    mi   July  3,    179S. 

3.  J  \cob,  bom  Marc!     ~ 

4.  Anna  Ma      \,  horn  Jan 

5.  Wit  LIAM,  '    Tn  Jan.   21 

6.  Sis  vnn/    '    »i  u  Jan.   10, 

7.  Hen 

8.  Cmarli 

i  in   CHARLES  MICH 
of  the  best  kn<  . 

his  death.  Feb 

he  rcc«  • 


200  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    G 

was  graduated  from  the  Washington  Mali-  HEGE     FAMILY.       J! 

c;il  College  of  Baltimore  in  1832.     I  Ic  then  1  b  irn  in  Schauffhausen,  m 

came  to  Grccncastle  where  he  located.      In  Switzerland — died     in     Lam 

addition  to  his  other  advantagi     hi    had  the  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  froi 

privilege    <.<i    reading    medicine    with     Dr.  mi     the     ship     "Jann 

James   Henry  Miller,  professor  of  the  col  1  rocket.    Masi 

lege  where  he  took  his  degree.     Upon  set  Sept.  27,   17-7.     Ai 

tling  in  Grcencaslle  he  commem  ed  hi    prai  '■'■      s;  11  e    '  ip  was  I 

tice  which  lasted  for  a  period  of  ihirtj  I      man.     He  settled  near  Manh 

years,  and  brought  him  much  honor,  n  erly   cal  icklesl  >wn,    ii 

friends  and  success  in  a  financial  way.     Be-  ship.  Lam  my,  where 

ing  a  man  of  liberal  mind,   devoted  to  his  a   farm.     Hi    was  buried  "ii 

profession  and   a   close  student,  he  became  left  a  number  of  da 

very  .skillful,  and  was  a  recognized  authority  John    ill). 

throughout  the  county.   .Not  onh  wen    Dr.  ill)     JOHN  HEGE  I 

Michael's  patients  to  be   found  among   the  land — died  in  Pet 

rich  ami  powerful,  as  his  services  were  ju>t  Hegc,  the  emigrant,  came  t"  Pel 

as  willingly  extended  to  tho  e  wl    -  had  110th  with  his  parents,  and  ren 

ing  to  give  in  return.     Jn  political  mailers  ter  1  ■>  Franklin  cou 

he    wa-.  a  strong  Democrat,  but  was  n  ii 

man  to  seek  office,  the  cares  of  I  i    1  i  betli  Peah  1  n 

absorbing  his   time   and   energy.  1.     Anna  111 

Dr.    Michael    married    Miss    Sidney    M.  Lebanon 
Wilhelm,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Elizal  2.     John   (III). 

(Carpenter)   Wilhelm,  born   in  Grcem  3.     Christian    (IV). 

Feb.   14,   1814,  and  she  died   \"ov.    14.   1  4.     J.\Con   i\'». 

For  seventy-two  years  she  was  a  memb 

the    Lutheran   Church   of   Greci       lie,  and  1S47)    removed   to   Lai 

a  con  tant  attendant  upon  it-  service        The  married  1 

children  born  to  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Michael  Acr<  ;  Nancy,  wl 

1.      Ann    I  '.u/Ai'.r.Ti;    1 

\V.  Collier,  deceased,  of  the   :  tales  married  Join:  Fox:  1-1-. 

Marine  Corps,   who  was  in  the  service   foi  Lewis  Ho 

thirty  years,  but   was  retired  in   November,  Abraham   Fox; 

1889.  at  the  age  of  fifty-nine  yean      He  was  Shofe:   .1 
a  native  of  Ellicott  City,  Md..    mil  tin 
of  John  and  Margaretta   i  Mid  lharine.  wl 

Fraternally     he    was    a    mcnil  the 

Ma: ic  order.     They  had  i:  \    S.  lived  in  Dai 

and  1  lelcn  M.  7-     El 

_'.     J  li  i.iN  Jom  riiiM    married  Sni\  1 
Strickler    [see   Strickler    family]    and    1 
had  issue:  Lillian  Mac,  Joseph  Si 

Charles  Michael.  Frv, 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

i.    Elizabeth  married  Mr.  Easton.  married  Lucinda  H.  , 

2.  Makia  married  Solomon  Shuck,  and  Dec.  2,   1818,  died  Jul) 
they    had    issue:     John,    Mary,    Jacoh   and  II..  born  April  20.   1820,  ma 
Catharine.  Shcrar;  Nancy,  !>■  >i:  1  Api 

3.  Anna  married  Peter  Snider  and  they  John  R.   Bash;  Eliza,  i 

had    issue-:     Mary,    who    married    Samuel  married    William    M.    Sheaver;    Pete 

George;     Elizabeth,     who     married     John  bom  May  22,  1827,  marrici 

Swartz;  George,   who  married   Nancy  Tan-  F.   killer,  and   (second)   I 

ner ;  Henry,  who  married  Catharine  Holm;  latin;  Martha,  born  Api 

Nancy,  who  married  John  E.  Wingerd;  and  Theodore  \  .   Horton;  Cai 

Christiana,  who  married  Jacob  Keller.  6,    1832;  Solomon,  born   March 

4.  Esther.  died    Nov.    15,    1834;  and  Jcre 

5.  John.  July    10.    1836.  mar; 

6.  Pei  er.  C.  Arnistn  nig. 

(IV)     CHRISTIAN  HEGE  (born  in  3.     Barbara,  burn  Aug.  25.  1; 

Rapho  township,  Lancaster  county,  in   1751  in  infancy. 
— died  May  13.  1815),  son  of  John  and  ]  4-     Catharine  (1 

abeth  (Pealman)  Hege,  settled  near  Marion,  died  July  29,    1820 

in  Guilford  township,  and  was  a  prosperous  ner,  and  they  had  issue:    I!-, 
farmer   and    distiller.      He    married    (first)  5.      Martha     (horn    Apri 

Maria  Stouffer  (died  June.   1784),  and  had  married     Philip     Ti  I 

issue  :  they  had  issue  :     ' 

1.  Anna  married  |nlm  Snively  [Snive-  zci  ;  Su 

|y  Family],  *  married   Robert   Mcllvany; 

2.  John    (VI).  Thomas  Bovcy;  Elizabei 

3.  |acob  (VII).  Walter;  Rebecca  marrit 

4.  Christian  (VIII).  bert;  Anna  Malii  la  1 

Mr.     Hege     married     (second)      Maria  and  John  H.  married  Anna  Wnl 
Shank    (died.    Kwg.   12,   1S1S),  and  the)    '  6.      Pi  n  R    (born   > 

is.-ue  :  in  Fairfield  on   1 

1.  11:  nry   (born  May  23,   1 791 

July    16,    1820)    married    Sarah    Zcnt,    and  born  Jan.    12,    1S25.  11 

they  had  issue:     Mary  (born  May  8,  1816I  Lou 

married  John  Xetzley ;  Susanna   (horn  X"  ington    Burgctt;   Cathai 

vember    2.    1S17— died    March    20.    1840)  1828.  man:, 

married  John  Ott;  and   Nancy    (l>orn  Jan.  l)orn  April   10,   1S3 

23,    1820,    died    Sept.    30,    1843)    married  len ;  Belinda  Elizabeth.  1 

Charles  Davine.  married  James  M.  M  cvi,  l> 

2.  F.i  1-  \1a.n1    (born  June   23,    1 79    I  :S,  bom  Mai 
married  Samuel  Zcnt.  and  went  to  Massil  lian.  horn  I  p:\Vill 
Ion,   Ohio.      They   had    issue:     John,   born  25,   1843;  David 

June    13,    1813,    married    Jemima    Master;  \ug.  19.  1 84(1 ;  and  M 

Susan,  born  March  9,   1815,  married  Jere-  1.  i{ 

miali   Kridcr;  Jacoh,  horn   Feb.    25,    1817.  7.    Mm-' 


202  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    CO 

--dice]    March    7,    1856)    married    Daniel  of  Jacob  and   Fanny    (Gii  Lesli 

Tritle,  of  Waynesboro,  and  they  bad  issue:  and  they  bad 
Maria    married    Samuel    B.    Snivcly;    and  1.     Mary  (born  March  2; 

Franklin  ('.  married  Caroline  Falkner.  ried  Jan.    27,    1825,   Christian    Lesher; 

(V)  JACOB  HEGE,  son  of  John  and  i 

Elizabeth    (Pcalman)    [lege,  lived   in   Leb-  _>.    Jacob    (burn    Feb.    2; 

anon  county.     He  married  (fust)  Elizabeth  Sept.   4.    1869)    married   March   20, 

Rife,  and  they  had  issue:  Mary   Swartz    (lv.rn   Dec.    16,    1816- 

1.  Henry.  June  24,   1^97),  ami  had  issue:     Elizabeth, 

2.  Elizabeth  married  Abraham  Hun-  born  April  19.  1835,  marric 

seeker  (IX).  Israel  Keif  and  had  Rebecca   -  l>orn  Jan.  11 

Mr.    Hege    married    (second)     Barbara  1857)    and   Jacob    (born    l  -    ■ 

Kauffman,  and  they  had  issue:  Mary,  born  June  5,  1837,  mar' 

1.  John  married  (first)  Maria  Grabill,  1856,  ( Michael    II.    M 

and  (second)  a  Grubcr.  (born  July  27,    1857)   and   i 

2.  Molly  married  Jacob  Gontz.  Feb.    5,    (859):    Martha,   horn    Mai 

3.  Jacob  married  Nancy  Grabill.  1839,  married  Oct     14,     - 

4.  Barbara   married  Isaac   Hofferd,  a  man;  Anna,  born  May  25,  1842:  lien j 
Mennonite  bishop  in  Indiana.  born  Jan.   29,    1844      : 

5.  Catharine  married  Jacob  Gontz.  1845;   Rebecca,  born  April   n,      •■ 

6.  Nancy  married  Jacob  Yotty.  Henry,  born  Dec.  19 

7.  Mary  married  Mr.  huh,-.  3.     Christian,  i    rn  Oct.  4. 

(VI)  JOHN    HEGE   (born    Feb.    14.  Jan.  24,  18, 

1778—  died  Dec.  5,  1857),  son  of  Christian  4.     Henry  (XIII). 

and  Maria  (StoufTer)  Hege,  lived  in  Peters  5.     Martha  (born  Dec.  1;.     - 

township,  and   was  a    farmer,      lie  married  ,-ied.  }\-\,   j,  if 

Feb,    i.|.    1809,   Maria    Lesher   (born   April  1S01  1.  and  bad  is  i\e     } 

!/•  1773 — died  July  14,  1835),  daughter  of  1,-  ;;.  died  April   13.  18, 

Jacob  and  Fanny  (Gingerich)  Lesher.    They  <,.     Fann'i 

had  issue  :  ried.  Nov.  10.  1833. 

1 .      II  i  \'ky  1 ..   (  \  ).  27,    1810).  and  :     Mai 

.'.     Jacob  (XI).  Sep;.    10.    1834.   mai 

3.  Christian,  born  Jan.  22,  1814,  died  Jacob,  bon 

Jul)   23,  1843.  Foreman;   David 

4.  M  u;\    married    fohn    Hawk    (XII)  Mary,  born   Ma\    10.   iv' 

5.  Elizabeth  married  Rev.   Benjamin  tianl'«car:M 
Leshei   [Lesher  Families].  married    (first) 

(VII)  I  VCOB  lll-'.(.l''  (born  M    n  I.   and   marrii 
1780),  sun  of  (. "In  isi i;tn  and  Maria   (Stouf-  Mrs 

lei  )   Hege,  was  a  farmer  near  Marion,     lie  Susan,  b  •;n   ]\w.c   1 ;. 

was  installed  a   miuistei    <'i  the    Mennonite  Ma\    19.   1845  '       am.  U 

Church,     March     17.     1832.       He    married  1S47. 

March  26,  1805,  Martha  Lesher  (1  7.    Ji  n  April  2 

22,    [77S — died   June    19,    iS,i  1.   daughter  17,  1S1R. 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    C<      MY. 

8.  Peter,  born  Jan.  27,  1820,  died  \*o\        -    I      >b  and  Eliz 
22,   ]8jj.  ricd   Abraham    Hun 

9.  Michael  (born  July  23,  1823  -died  farmer  of  Lei 
July  -\    1896)    married   Nov.   20.    1845,    ^c  issue: 

becca  Weaver  (bom  Jan.  19,  1825),  da  1.     John    (born  A1 

ler  of  Jacob  and  Mary    (Diller)    Weaver.  July  2,  '.892)  was 

They  had   issue:  Jacob  W.,  born  Aug.    1,  ite  Churcl 

1847,  died  (lei.  5,   [849;  Maria,  born  May  in  1812— died  Mai 

4,   1851,  and   Martha,  bom  Oct.    10.    LS58.  Catharine;    Abraham,    whr 

(VIII)     CHRISTIAN    HEGE    (born  I  lizab  tl  :  Jacob;  I.; 

Feb.  24,  178. |),  son  of  Christian  and  Maria  1897; 

(Stouffer)    Hege,   lived   in    Fulton   county,  I  Leah. 

ami    was    a    farmer    and    distiller;    he    also  2.     Jacob   died   111 

owned  a  number  of  fine  team-  that  were  very  1879 
profitable  before  the  era  of  railroads.     He  3.     Abraham  went 

married     Elizabeth     Bohn,    and    they    1km!  ried 

issue :  and  Join 

1.  Elizabeth   married    (first)    Henry  (X)  HENRY  LESHF 
Washabaugh;  (second)  David  Butterbaugh.  July  12,    iS 

2.  Christian    (died   in    1865)    was  a  Jol 
farmer  in  Fulton  county,     lie  married  I 

abeth    McGlaughlin,    and    they   had    issue:    uabli    farms       He    .•    ■ 

Mary  man  led   Samuel   Washabaugh;  S 

Ann   married   Nicholas   Stralcy;    1."'"  817).  daugl 

mai  1  ied  I  )a\  ill  Straley ;  Nancy  married  Sam      Lam 

uel   Soard;    Henry  W.    (born    1833),   ■  1.    John  < ",  .  1! 

served  in  Company  E,  40th  P.  V,  1..  1864-    ried   Eli 

65,  married  Elizabeth  Cooper,  and  had  Ru-     M.  and 

anna     (who    died    young),     David,    Jol         ingl  I       Mary! 

George  W.   1  who  died  in   1SS8  I  and    '  >.     Mari 

Amelia  :   I  )anie1 ;  Joseph   married  El  1  ied  S  1 

Miller ;  John  *  died  unmarried  )  ;  and  l 

lian  married   Kate  Hastcy.  ,;     Sam      i   G    (XIV). 

3.  Valentink  married   Elizabeth  lit-  1     D.\:    •■      XV  ' 

ten."  5.      IIin 

4.  M  \kv  (  P01  ly)  marri*  '  Ste 

vens.  181  i 

5.  Nancy  married  Jacob  Bittncr.  and  M  1  )  He 
(1.     l'r  1 1  r  married   Racl    '   I                                >Id  lie 

y.      ('  \ ru  \ki\  r   married    \h  ... 
baugh. 

8.     Martha  married  John  Stcngcr  (Dill 

«)     John  married  Eli    iMb  Glen  i.    J  \ro     W 

(TX)     ELIZ  \BET11  HEGE,  daugl  2.     <  XV1IT1 


204  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

(XII)      MARY    HEGE    (born   March  7.     Fannie  mar™ 

17.    1817 — died   April,    1877),  daughter  of  Thomas  township. 
John  and    Maria    (Lesher)    Hege,   married  (XIII)     HENRY    HEGE 

Jan.     17,    1843,    Jonn    Hawk     (horn    near  17.   1811—  died  in   1881 

Myerstown,    Feb.   6,    1S11  —  died   Sept.   20,  Martha    (Lesher) 

1903),  son  of  Jacob  and   Elizabeth    I  W'al-  Guilford   townshi 

horn)    Hawk,  by  whom  he  was  brought  to  1831.  Margaret  Bitw 

Franklin  county  when  only  four  years  old.  They  had  issue: 
Jan  .I]  I  lawk  (died  Dec.  3,  187C)  and  Eliza-  J.      Henry    H 

beth  Walborn  (died  in  1857),  his  wife,  were  married    .May    jj.    185 

both  natives  of  Lebanon  counts.     Ik-  was  a  (horn  Feb.  25, 

farmer  and  removed  to  Franklin  county  in  W..   born   March  .;.    1857 — 

1815.    They  had  seven  children :  Mary,  who  1857;  and  Willi 
died  unman  ied;  John;  Catharine,  who  mar-  2.     Mary,  bom  Aug.  5,  : 

ried  John    Miller;    Elizabeth,   who   married  3,   1844. 

Samuel  Sellers;  William,  who  married  FJiz-  3.     Jacob  B.  (I  rn  Aug.  4.  1! 

abeth  Miller;  Jacob,  who  was  killed  in  \Tew  May  7.   190    1  wa 

Orleans  in   1861 ;  and   Margaret,  who  died  Western  .Maryland 

unman  ied.      John,    the    eldest    son.    was    a  sons;  Harry  C.  ai 
farmer    in    Peters    township,    owning    460  ^.     Martha  (1 

acres  of  land,  and  he  led  an  active  life  and  ried   Nov.    18,    1858,  Andrew    A.   1 

was  a  highly  respected  citizen.     In  politics  Feb.  7. 

he  was  a    Republican,  ami  although   never  5.    Christian  ]'..  (XX). 

seeking  political  preferment  he  was  a  si  6.     Euzabetu 

director  of  Peters  township  for  a  numbci  of  married  ham. 
terms,  and  he  also  served  as  township  audi-  7.     Susan 

tor.      lie   was  a   member  ni  the    Reformed  John   G.   Miller. 
Church.     John    and     Mary     (Hege)     Hawk  8.     John    B.   (X 

had  issue  :  u       Fri  t>]  ri<  k.  Ij 

1.     Elizabeth,  born  Oct.  21,  1843.  died  l('-      ^AR 

Oct.    19,    1S52.  died  in    1S59. 

Sarah,    horn    June    24,    1846,    died  II.      S\M 

Nov.   18,   1852. 

3.     John    Hege   (born  Sept.  23,    1S48),  railroad.  Wa-' 
a  fanner,  has  served  a--  a  school  directoi  .  (XI V)     ! 

as  an  elder  of  the  Reformed   Church,      lie  Peters  township,  ncn 

married   Oct.    17.    187(1.   Ida    Belle   Brewer,  1S45),    son 

daughter  of  Daniel  Brewer,  and  they  hail  two  (Gsell)    Hege. 
daughters  ;  IV  .  ie  \  iola  and  M  innic    '■ 

.j.     A  daughter,  horn  Inly  2S,  1S50 

in  infancj .  sell 

5.     Aaron   (XIXs). 

(>.      Anna  Maria,  horn  April   14,  1856,  the    * 

died  (  Vt     1  }.    1S5O.  w  ith  whi<  'u  he 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    i 

five  years,      lit-  was  the  census  enumerator  gain  over  hi-  party  vote.     With 

for  Peters  township  in   1891,  and  is  now  ;>  is  a  member  of  the  Lutheran  Ch 

school  director  for  the  borough  of  Mercer  married   Mary   Fram 

burg,  being  elected  as  a  Republican  in  1903.  John  Gscll,  of  r.eai 

He  lias  been  active  and  influential  in  pai  '■     Bessie  Mav. 

work,  and  is  regarded  as  a  safe  and  con  •  2.     Caurie  M. 

live  counselor.     With  his  wife  he  is  a  mem-  3.     Mr.:.;      L. 

ber  of  the  Back  Creek  congregation  of  the  4.    J 

German   Baptist   Church.     Mr.   Hegc  mar-  5.     Frank  Bushey. 

ricd  Oct.  26,  1N71.  Sarah  Kinsey  Geib  (born  6.     Rl'tii   I 

April  .|,  1 S 5  1 ) ;  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Fan  7.     S    - 

nie    (Kinsey)    Geib.     They  had  one  child.  (XVI)      HENRY  G.   HEGE 

born  March  19,  1875,  who  died  in  infancy;  Peters    township   Oct.    15,    ■• 

and   they   have  an  adopted   daughter,    Vera  Henry  L.  and 

]•'.,    whom    they   look   when    she   was   only  educated  i 

eleven  months  old,  and  who  is  now  an  ac       \cademy   in    Lanca  I 

complished  young  lady.  Chambersburg     Academy.      After 

(XV)       DANIEL    HEGE     (born    in  school  In  gcd  in  th< 

Peters  township,  near  Williamson,  Nov.  5,  ness    for   twel  e   y< 

1847),    son    of    Henry    L.    and    Elizabeth  attention   to   farming 

(Gsell)    Hege,  was  educated  in   the  public  18S5  he  wei      into  tl 

schools   in    Peters  township,   at    the    Lititz  Williamson.     He  ai 

Academy    in    Lancaster   county,    and    at    the  hers    o\    the    Trinit; 

Chambersburg     Academy.      After     leaving  Lcmaster.      Fratcn 

school    he    returned    to    the    farm    in    Peters  ship  in   Mars!  No.  233,   1. 

township,  on  which  he  was  reared,  and  he  F..  Mercersburg,  wlii 

has  since  been  engaged  in  farming  with  the  1897.      lie  married, 

exception  of  a  few  years.     In  1SS5  he  rented  l\inse\   G 

the  "Antrim  Hotel"  in  Greencastle  from  Mr.  (Kinsey)  Geib.  and  the_\ 
Gaff,  and  conducted  it   for  two  yens.     M<  1.     G  Mvki 

then  bought  the  property,  our  square  north  -'.     Oka  May, 

of  the  hotel,  where  the  Lutheran  p  1     11     >  1S91. 

now  is,  where  he  lived  eight  years.     P  AVIh     JACOB  W.  Ill 

ally  removed  to  the  farm  on  which,  he  now  Peters   township.    1' 

resides,  near  Rockdale,  in  St.  Thomas  town-  Jacob  an 
ship,     This  farm,  which  contains  forty  thrct 

acres,  was  know  11  for  more  than  a  century  as  I  itit      \> .  ■' 

the  old  Slouffcr  homestead,     Before  going  com;'' 

to  Greencastle  he  served   three   terms  .1-  a  old  Ilegelv 

school  director  in  Peters  township,  and  was  11   irried    in 

a  Republican  candidate  h  munis-  dan 

sioner   in    1881 .      \i    that    time   the  >■ 

was   strongly    Democratic,  and   he   was  dc  Ida; 

fealed  hv  only  i.|  votes,  which  was  a  large  to  F 


.2<>(,  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

ihad  born  to  their  union  one  daughter,  Mabel;  vice  president  of  the  church 

.they   are   now    living   on    the    farm   of    his  an   active   and   efficient   officer,      lie   i 

father,    county    commissioner     Daniel     \V.  able,  consistent  and  coi       i   I 

•Greenawalt,  located  in  Peters  township.  the  church,  and  is  an  earn 

in  1881  Jacob  VV.  Hege,  with  a  number  ential  and  zealous  Sund 

•  of  others,  organized  a  creamery  association  (XVIII)     GEORGE  H 

in   Williamson,  and  through  the  united  ef-  Peters  township,  April  30,  1S49 — 

forts  of  all  concerned  it  became  a  prosperous  29,    1904),    son    of    Jac 

association,  this  being  the  first  creamery  in  1  Weaver)   Hege,  was  ed  .  the  pub 

Franklin  county,  Pa.     He  filled  the  office  of  li<     scl Is    of    1 '■ 

■  director,  and  part  of  the  time-  was  secretar)  reared  on  the  old  Hege  h  He  v.  .- 

.of  the  association,     [n  the  year  1896  he  with  ordained  May   18,   1889,  1a    Bis 

•  others    organized    ;,    (. .'1  t-opei  ,ili\  e    I'lV.'uiin;,  Gonl  .•-..-     jp 
Association   in    Williamson,   known    as   the  map.     Baptist     Church,    and 
Williamson  Farmers  Co-operative  Creamery  in  ministerial  work  ever 
Association;  at  this  time  he  was  elected  a  two  years  as  a  deacon  bef 
director,    and    also    treasurer   of    the    same,  to   the  ministr\ 

which  positions  he  now  very  ably  and  accep-  church  from  1SS0.     He  was 

laid \    fills   in   the  association.      At    present  superintendent   of  the  fii 

this  association  is  in  a  prosperous  and  sue-  established   by   his   •' 

'Cessful  condition.     During  the  year  1894,  in  township.     He  married  N  571,  Fai 

company  with  three  others.   Mr.    Hege  or-  nie  Etter,  tlauj 

ganized  a  stone  crusher  company,  which  is  (Kuntz)  Liter,  ai   '  I 
now  activel)  engaged  in  such  enterprise.     In  1.     Clara  Eli; 

1902  the  Citizens'  National  Bank  of  Green  2.    William  Milti 

castle  was  organized,   and   at   that   time   he  '       daughter  of  Ja 

was  elected  one  of  its  directors;  one  year  3.     Mar 

afterward   it  became  necessary   for  a   vice  a.     II 

president  to  be  elected,  and  h<   was  chosen,  (,X1X)     AARON    I1AV 

and  is  now  serving  in  this  institution,  which  Peters  townsh 

is  in  a  highly  flourishing  (■•Mid;;:  and    Mary    (Hege)    !'. 

In    August,    1892,    Mr.  Hege    was    01  the  old  Haw 

•  dained   by   Bishop  J.    X.    Brubaker,  oi    Ml.  lives,  and  was  < 
Joy,  Lancaster  Co.,  Pa.,  to  th               f  min  He  is  now  set 
ister   of   the    Mcnnonite   Church,    and    was  director     of     Petei 
engaged    in   active   service   in   the   ministry  fathci    and  gran 
until  September,  1902,  when,  through  diffi-  (he   Reformed 
culties,  he  severed  his  connection   with  the  •;.    is- 

church.    After  due  and  proper  consideration  Conrad   and    M 

he  and  his  wife  united  wi  '  ke's  Evan-  they  have 

gclical    Lutheran    (."lunch,    of    Williamson,  ried  Ju 

Pa.,   "ii    Pec.    18,    1904.      He   now   fills  the 

office  of  elder  in  this  church,  to  which  posi-  1 -.    1904).    David     \  .   } 

tiou  he  was  elected  Feb.  26,   1905,     He  is  Paul  H.  m-Ci  [i 


6.    A\  A'.-f-y- 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  .     - 

(XX)    CHRISTIAN  BITNER  HEGE  worker,  but  has  steered  clear  of 

(born  July    17,    1841),  son  of   Henry  and  tics.     He  is  a  directoi  in  tin 

Margaret    (Bitner)    Hege,   is  a   prominent  Insurance    Company,    of    Cui 

farmer  of  Guilford  township.     He  was  cdu-  Franklin  counties,  and   is  presi* 

cated  in  the  public  schools,  and  is  a  man  of  Maplewo  >d   Cemetery    Associatioi 

unusual    intelligence.     As   a    practical    and  a  member  of  the  Lutheran  Church  ai 

progressive  farmer  he  lias  few  equals.     He  con  in  the  church  at   Marion.     Mr.   1 

became   the   owner   of   a   fine   farm   on   the  married,    Jan.    8,    1862,    Ann 

Chambersburg  &   Greencastle    Road,    north  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Catharin 

of  Marion,  known  as  the  old  Grossman  farm.  man.      .Mrs.   Hege's   father,   S 

When  this  farm  had  been  in  his  po         ion  n      .   was  a  son  of  J 

only  three  years,  he  grew  twelve  hundred  came  to  Guilford  township  froi 

bushels  of  wheat  and  sixty  tons  of  haj  on  a  count)      The)  wen 

cultivated    plat   of   ninety-five   acres.      This  and    leading   citizens. 

large  yield  was  due  to  the  first-class  care  of  lar» 

tin-  soil  anl  his  systematic  farming.     While  Susan,     who    married    John 

on   the    farm   lie  at   one  lime  had   the   finest  low  prominent  st 

dairy    lard    of    Jersey    cows    in     Franklin  nois;  Samuel,  of  Iowa ;  John,  a  « 

count)',    and    also    hue    hogs    and    poultry,  fessor    in    Illinois;    Jeremi; 

From   1865  until  the  spring  of  870  he  was  Iowa;  Daniel,  a  physic 

engaged  in  general  merchandising  in  Mar-  who  married  John 

ion,  but  closed  out  and  returned  to  farming,  beth,  who  married  Frank  Miller, 

lie  has  represented  Franklin  count)  on  the  and    Alfred,    of    Iowa.     Christian    1 

State  Hoard  of  Agriculture  since  1S95,  and  Annie  Hege  have 
he  is  noU   serving  his  fourth  term  of  three  1.    Alice  K.,  married  J. 

years.     When  he  first  became  a  membci  of  of  Fayetleville, 

the  Hoard  he  had  difficulty  in  securing  money  ter  and  Vera. 
em  nigh  ti  1  meet  the  expenses  1  if  the  ass,  icia-  2     1  d\\  \rd  B.  marri<  1 

tion  in  the  county,  hut  h\  good  management  '  castle,  .ir 

he  has  secured   for  it  a  large  membership  Irene,  1"    abeth, 
with  a  surplus  of  $1.50  in  the  treasury.     At  3.     Sami 

first    little    interest    was    manifested    in    the  and  is  manager  •  f 

work,  hut   under  his  leadership  agriculture  ance  compan; 
in    Franklin   county    has  greatly   impt  >ved. 

He  has  also  been  largely  instrumental  in  im  havi 
proving  and  increasing  the  fruit  growin  4.    Gi<.\cEmai 

dustries  >■(  the  county.     In   May.   1903,  he  bcrsburg,  md  the) 
was  appointed  by  the  United  Stale    G  (XXI)   JOHN  BITNER 

incut,  as  weather  observer  of  the  Mcteoi  March   13.   1  S.j  7  > .  sou  of  IK 

logical    Bureau    for    Marion    and    Franklin  gnrcl  (II 

county.     In  politics  he  is  .1   Rcpublii   in,  and  old   Hcge 

has  served  on  the  election  board  ^\  his  dis  educated   in  tit 

trict   in  Guilford  township   for  many  wars,  township.     He  worl 

lie  has  always  been  an  active   Republican  until  lie  w.o  twent)  e.  wl  1 


208  BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

went  lo  Chambersburg  and  took  a  position  owner  of   130  acres  of  land.     Dv  h 

as  clerk  in  a  store.    After  a  brief  experience  winch  was  dated  Marcli  i_».  1791, 

in  this  business,  he  took  a  course  of  instruc-  his  wife  Catharine  Elizabeth,  one  hundred 

tion  al  the  County  Normal  School  to  pre-  pounds,  Pennsylvania  currency.  I*> 

pare  for  teaching,  and  then  began  his  long  goods  that  she  brought  to  him  when  thev 

and   successful  career  as  a   teacher   in   Guil-  were  married.     Joseph  and  Catharine  Eliza- 

ford  township.      He  gave  twenty-live  years  Ijeth  Foltz  had  issue: 
of  his   life  to  his  profession,  and    for  ten  1.     Francis,  whi  se  descendants  live  in 

years  he  was  principal  of  the  graded  school  Heidelberg  township,  Lebanon  county. 
at   Marion,  and   for  many  years  he  was  one  2.      FREDERICK   (IIj. 

of    the    leaders    and    active    workers    in    the  3.      MaRGARET. 

Teachers  Institute  of  Franklin  county.     He         4.     Maria  died  unmarried,  in  182 1. 
is  well  known  all  over  the  county  as  a  writer  c.     Catharine. 

on    local    subjects,      lie   became  a    regular  6.     Elizabeth. 

correspondent   of   Public   Opinion'm    1885,  One  of  the  daughters  of  Joseph   Foltz 

and  still  continues  to  serve  that  journal,     lie  married  fohn  Kcrper. 

has  aiso  edited  and  published  a  work  known  1  II  1  FRE1  lERICK  FOLTZ  1  lorn  near 
as  "Marion  and  its  Environments."  He  has  Schafferstown,  Lebanon  county — died  in  De- 
preserved  all  his  writings  in  carefully  pre-  cember,  [822).  son  of  Joseph  an.; 
pared  and  indexed  scrap  hooks,  and  they  rine  Elizabeth  Foltz.  removed  to  Franklin 
will  prove  a  rich  mine  for  the  future  histo-  county  about  1700.  and  settled  on  a  farm 
rian  for  the  period  they  cover.  In  politics  near  LTpper  Strasburg,  at  the  foot  of  the 
he  is  a  lifelong  Republican.  He  lias  North  Mountain.  He  was  a  man  of  pleasant 
served  as  a  member  of  the  Republican  manners,  a  good  farmer  and  prudent  in  busi- 
county  committee,  and  has  frequently  served  ness.      Mr.    Foltz   married    in    ijSo.    Marv 

on   the  election   hoard   of   his   district.      Mr.  Eve u —  (  born  in  1703 — died  March  28, 

liege  married  Nov.  25,  1875,  Rebecca  Fred-  1840).     They  had 

crick,   daughter   of   Samuel    Frederick,    for  r.     John  married  Miss  \Icck\_  removed 

many  years  a  miller  on  the   East  Conoco  to  Wayne  county,  Ol 

cheague,  near  Marion;  they  have  no  is-Ue.  2.     Jonathan   married  S:>;in  Richard. 

Mrs.   Heme's  brother  Samuel  and  sister  Eliz-  3.      FREDERICK  1  III), 

abeth  live  on  the  old  Frederick  homestead  in  4.     David  (born  Dec  3        -  ;rricd 

Guilford  township.     Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hegc  are  Barabara  Houscr;  :key  had  ten  chi 
members  of  the  Reformed  church  of  Marion.  3.     M.\i;\  man  <  '  I 

(>.     Christian  i  IV). 
FOLTZ  FAMILY.    JOSEPH  FOLTZ         7.     Samuel  (V). 
(bom    in    Germany— died    in     Heidelberg  s.     Joseph  married  a  daughtei 

township,  then   Dauphin  county,  in    1701  C  Dice;  they  had  three  children, 
ancestor   of   the    Foltz    family   ^i    Franklin  9.     Euzaiietii     (bom    in     170; 

county,  emigrated   to   Pennsylvania  on   the  May  1.  1815)  married  J 

ship    "Anderson."    Cant.    Hugh    Campbell,  farmer   in    Path   Yal  S       •<  buried   in 

landing  at  Philadelphia,  Aug.  26.  1751.     He  Flickingcr's   . 
settled   in   Heidelberg  township  in  wha  (III)     FREDERICK    FOL1 

now     Lebanon    county,    where    he    was    the  Dec.  5.   17S6     died   June  14,   :v        ,  son 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


aog 


Frederick  and  Mary  Eve  Foltz,  was  a  farmer 
near  Upper  Strasburg,  on  the  farm  where 
Isaac  Hunsecker  now  lives.  In  politics  he 
was  a  Democrat.  He  married  Catharine 
Grove  (born  Aug.  20,  1792 — died  May  9, 
1884),  a  sister  of  the  late  John  Grove,  of 
Chambersburg ;  they  had  issue: 

1.  Anna  Maria,  born  Nov.  24,  181 1, 
died  Feb.  21 ,  1846. 

2.  Malinda  married  Dec.  17,  1850, 
John  S.  Brake,  a  farmer  of  Letterkenny 
township;  they  had  four  children,  all  de- 
ceased. 

3.  Joseph  married  Mary  Zimmerman. 
and  had  issue:  David  D.,  who  married 
Minnie  Taylor,  and  have  Forrest  and  Mary; 
Emma  C,  who  married  David  Kohr,  and 
have  Nellie  (married  to  Harry  Swanger), 
Jennie,  Carrie  and  Emma  ;  Ella,  who  married 
Willis  Kohr,  and  have  Eftie,  Grace  and 
Steward;  and  Sarah  Y.,  who  married  Wil- 
liam  Scitsingcr. 

4.  Christian'  (born  Aug.  2,  1S15 — 
died  Sept.  6,  1891)  was  a  noted  hunter. 

5.  William,  deceased. 

6.  John,  deceased. 

7.  Frank,  living  in  California. 

(IV)  CHRISTIAN  FOLTZ  (born 
May  12,  1790 — died  Sept.  15,  1802),  son  of 
Frederick  and  Mary  Eve  Foltz,  lived  '>n  his 
father's  farm,  near  Upper  Strasburg,  [816- 
21;  on  the  Philip  Felty  farm.  [821-22;  on 
the  Judge  Eaton  farm,  seven  miles  west  of 
Chambersburg,  1822-27;  on  the  Adam 
Stenger  farm,  near  Upper  Strasburg,  1827- 
30;  on  the  Wolgomote  farm,  which  he 
owned.  1830-35;  on  the  Hetrich  farm,  two 
miles  from  Strasburg,  1835-37;  in  the  Col- 
lege building,  Mercersburg,  where  he  was 
steward  of  Marshall  College,  [837-40;  in 
the  Carson  house,  Mercersburg,  [840-41  :  in 
the  McFerren  tavern,  afterward  McAfee's, 
[841-44;  at  the  "Whur  House,"  Parnell's 
Knob,  [844-45  ;  on  tM0  Whitmer  farm,  1845- 


47;  and  on  the  Claylick  Hall  farm  and 
tavern  stand,  1847-51.  His  last  years  were 
spent  in  St.  Thomas.  He  was  a  Lul 
and  his  wife  a  member  of  the  Reformed 
Church.  Mr.  Foltz  married  (first  1.  Jan.  17. 
1816,  Hannah  Keefer  (born  Aug.  15.  1796 
— died  Feb.  3,  1851),  daughter  of  Chri 
and  Elizabeth  (Sells;  Keefer;  they  had 
issue : 

I.     Infant  son  died   Dec.  8,    1816. 
Infant  daughter  (twin  of  preo 
died  Dec.   II,   1816. 

3.  Barnet  (VI). 

4.  George  W.  i  VII). 

5.  Elizabeth     married     Rev.     I.     S. 
Weisz   (VIII). 

6.  Mary  Ann   I  b  irn  N.       ;  . 
married  Rudolphus  Palsgi 

a  shoemaker  and  farmer.     They  had  twelve 
children.      The     aged     widow     lives 
her  son  George  VV.    I 
town. 

7.  Hannah  Jane  (born  Oct.  1 

— died    Jan.    24.    1901)    married    May    12. 

1845,     John     William     Lescher 

Northampton  county,   May  23, 

Jan.    27.    1875).    who   began    his    cl  -- 

studies  in  1838.  under  the  Rev.  Dr.  Y 

vier.  and  entered   the  The.  ' 

at  Mercersburg  in  [841.     He  «  1 

to    preach    by    the    Eastern    IV 

Classis  oi  the   Reformed   Church   in 

His  first  field  of  labor  was  at  Wilkes 

as  a  missionary,  and  he  was  ch 

intendent  <-i  the  public  schools  of  Ln 

county   in    185.1.      He  afterward   :.-.. 

private  school  at   Easton   for  a  mi 

years,    and    subsequently   served 

tions     at     Bloomsburg,     Selinsgi 

I. \ ken's    Valley,    his    minis) 

period  ^i  thirty  years.      Rev.  John   V 

Hannah    Jane    (Foltz)    Lescher   had 

Eleanor,   Theodore,   <k   rgc   C, 

e,  William.  Clara.  Edmund  anil  N 


2IO 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


8.  Christian  C.  (horn  Nov.  2,  1826 — 
died  Nov.  17,  1902)  was  a  coachmaker  by 
trade,  and  was  a  member  of  the  coach-mak- 
ing firm  of  Peiffer  &  Foltz,  1S60-64.  Early 
in  the  Civil  war  he  performed  important 
duties  as  a  scout,  and  was  Captain  of  a 
Cavalry  Company  of  forty-seven  men  en- 
listed in  the  service  of  1862.  Later  he  was 
a  constable  and  detective  in  Chambersburg, 
and  was  deputy  sheriff,  1871-75.  Me  mar- 
ried Elmira  Betz ;  they  had  issue:  Jennie, 
who  married  Charles  B.  Smiley,  and  have 
one  daughter,  Helen;  and  II.  Clay,  of  Ven- 
tura, California. 

9.  Daniel  (IX). 

10.  Frederick  P.  (X). 

11.  Cyrus  (XI). 

12.  Rkuixca  Licixda  (horn  Jan.  27. 
1835)  married  Cyrus  Smith,  sen  of  William 
and  Eliza  (Gclwicks)  Smith.  He  served  in 
Company  B,  1st  Maryland  Volunteers,  in 
the  Civil  war.  They  had  issue:  Calvin 
(born  in  Maryland),  now  living  in  Kansas. 

13.  Moses  A.  (XII). 

14.  Martin  Luther  (XIII  ). 

Mr.   Foltz   married    (second)    Catharine 
Brindlc,  daughter  of  Michael  and  Catharine 
(Redsecker)    Palmer,   and   widow   of    I  >; 
Brindle. 

(V)  SAMUEL  FOLTZ  (born  Feb. 
17,  1S02 — died  May  28,  1884)  was  a  farmer 
at  Shreve,  Wayne  Co.,  Ohio.  He  married 
Dec.  18,  1821,  Elizabeth  Keefcr  (bom  Sept. 
27,  1803 — died  Feb.  9,  1883),  daughter  of 
Christian  and  Mary  (Poorman)  Keefcr; 
they  had  issue : 

1.  George  Augustus,  bom  May  23, 
1823,  died  Sept.  15.  183  1 

2.  Benjamin  Franklin,  horn  May  4, 
1825. 

3.  Frederick  Philip,  born  Sept.  17. 

1827,  died   Sept.    15,    1S20. 

4.  Mary   Eve    (J'"1'11   Feb.    15,    1829 
married  Thomas  Woodland  Lee;  ihcy  had 


issue:    Mary  Eve,  Emma  Jane. 
Ella  Iris,  Grant  and  Earl. 
•    5.     Julia  Ann    (born   Eeb.  2O.   183 1) 
married    (first),   Robert   M 
issue:    William  Allen,  Samuel,  J 
man,     Robert     Hartman,     Robert     V. 
Annie  and  Rosanna.    She  married 
William  Calver. 

6.  Samuel  (b>rn  Oct.  3.   1833 — died 
in  1870)  was  a  farmer  at  L<  He 
married  (first)  Mary  Adair;  they  had 
Lewis,  Frank.  ( !ei  Tge    ." 

Charles.  Simon,  Henry  and 
married  (second)  Sarah  Fikly. 

7.  Jeremi  Ml    Wi  SI 
1836 — died  Feb.  19,  li 
Shreve,  Ohio.     He  m  n  i<  I  M  . 
and  they  had  issue:     Dai 
Ella,  Addie  and  Harry. 

8.  Elizabeth  Jam 
1838,  died  (  )ct.   17.   1843. 

9.  William  Henry  (bom  Mai 
1 84  '  I    is  a    fanner  at    K< ' 

Co.,   Iowa.     1  le  married   I . 
they  had  issue :  I  la,  I 
Ernest. 

10.  David    Elmi 

1S42  )   is  a  lumber  de  iler     I 

I  le  married  (first)  Si , 

Pomer 

h.ul    issue:     Estl 

I  lelen.     1  le  ln.r  I 

Ellen  J( 

issue.     Ethel  Kieffer  and  D 

1 1.  Zeimianiah    Km 
1844.  died  Sept.  9,   l  - 

12.  Jami  s   Ki  vs,  1>  >rn  Oct     -  . 
died  Oct    29,    18 

13.  M  VKI  II  \.   I 

Aug.    15,   is. 

(VI)     BAR  NET  F( 
23,  1N1S     die  I  May  . 
tian  and  1 I.uuuh   ^  K> 
ing  the  greater  ;> 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY.  2II 

agricultural    implements.      In    1844-48,    he  Jan.  23,  1897),  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Susan 

sold  the  once  famous  "Cap  Plows"  for  the  (Hollinger)  Bonbrake ;  they  had  issue : 
Scylars  at  Cove  Cap,  now  Foltz.     In  1852        '  1.     Augustus  Christian    i  born   Sept. 

he  made  his  third  trip  to  Ohio  and  entered  3,  1847)   was  educated  in  the  public  > 

.Ihe  employ   of   the   Whiteley   company  at  of  Waynesboro,  and  afterward  I 

Springfield.      Later   he  became   the  general  three  years.     In  187.2  he  entered  the  employ 

agent  of  Warder  &  Co.,  manufacturers  of  of  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad  as  brakeman; 

sthe   Champion    harvesting  machinery,    with  in  1876,  he  was  promoted  to  the  position  of 

whom  he  was  engaged  for  many  years.     His  tram  agent  on  a  passenger  train  ;  and  in  1  S.-J 

affable  manners  ami  superior  business  tact  he  l>ecame  express  messenger  to  the 

.made  him  a  valuable  man  to  the  company.  Express    Company.      In    1886   he   was    ap- 

]lc  married  Oct.  22,    1857,  Sophia  Shindle  pointed  agent   for  the  company  a: 

(born    Sept.    1830— died    Feb.    14.    1899),  burg,  but  resigned  in   1896.     I: 

•daughter     of     George     C.     ami     Ann     M.  is  a  Republican.     In  1896  lie  was  appointed 

(Albright)    Shindle,    of    Lancaster   county,  by  the  Governor  to  fill  the  unexpin 

They  had   issue:  of    hjs    father-in-law.    Alderman    Kinneard, 

1.  Warder,  born  Feb.   18,  1859.  died  for  the  Third  Ward  of  Harrisburg.  ; 
July  24,   1859.  1898,  was  appointed  Deputy  Collect 

2.  Edward  B.    (born  July  25.    i860),  tenia!    Revenue    under    Collector    Hei 
-.manager  of  the  Grand  Opera  House,  Spring-  lie  married    (first),   Jan.    5,    1871,   Em     1 
field,  Ohio.  Claudine    Hut/    (born     N 

3.  Oscar  C,  born  Sept.  22,  1862,  is  a  Jan.  6,   1S72),  daughter  of  Hin 
■machinist.  Anna  B.  (Grove)   Hut/,  of  Chamb 

4.  DELLA    SHINDLE,     born     Sep:.     13.  they    had    one   daughter:      Emma    Cla 
1864,  died  May  24,   1807.  Hutz,  born  Jan.  3.  1872,  died  N 

5.  Stella   L.    (bom   Oct.   .7.    1868)  He  married  (second),  Mary  Eli: 
married  Claude  Flick.  ncard.   daughter  of  John    I  >.   :.:..:    & 

(VII)      GEORGE  W.   FOLTZ    (born  (Brown)  Kinneard;  they  have  issue 

May  2.  1819 — died  March  4.  1875),  son  of  Kinneard,  born  Nov.  1  1.  i8Sj 

'Christian    and     Hannah     (Kecfer)     Foltz,  bom  Jan.  1,  1889,  and     I 

learned  the  trade  of  a  carpenter  at   .Viewers-  March  11.  189;  , 
burg,    and    afterward    became    a    contracl    I  J.      GEORGE  Bar  NET  (XIV) 

and  bridge  builder.     The  first  budge  built         3.     Daniel  Frederick  (bom  - 

by   him    (Colonel    Stewart,   contractor)    was  1851 — died    Oct.     11.     1880)     was 

Ihe   wooden   structure   that    crosses    Licking  -age     master     on     the     X 0 rtl 

•creek  at  Claylick  Hall.     It  was  opened  with  Railroad. 

a  monster  Whig  Meeting  in  the  Taylor  cam-         4.     Hannah    Susan,    bom    Aug 

paign  of    184S.      In    1800.   he   bought    the  1853.  died  Oct.   20.    i86t. 

Messersmith   farm  south  ^^  Chambersburg,  5.     John   D.win  (bom   fuly   1.   1855  - 

where  he  lived  until  his  death.     In  politics  died   Jan.    29,    1S84)    was   a   clerk    ii 

he  was  a  Republican,     He  was  a  member  of  National  Bank  of  WaynesI 

the  Lutheran  Church,  but  his  wife  was  a  Gei  for  the  Adams  Express   Company. 

man    Baptist.      lie    married    Jan.    26,    [847  6.      CYRUS   MoSES    (bom  Ocl     iS 

Anna  Bonbrake  (bom  July  17.  1822 — died  — died  Hoc.  20.  1888)  learned  the  ti 


BIOGRAPHICAL    AXXALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


a  printer  with  the  Public  Opinion,  Chambers- 
burg. 

7.  Alvin  Maktix  (bom  Oct.  16, 
1859)  entered  the  employ  of  the  Geiscr  .Man- 
ufacturing- Company  at  Waynesboro  as  a 
youth,  and  is  a  stockholder  in  the  company. 
He  married  Nov.  18,  1890,  Mrs.  Georgiana 
B.  Smith,  daughter  of  George  J.  and  Catha- 
rine S.  (Funk)  Balsley. 

8.  William  Jacob  (horn  Nov.  19, 
1861  )  is  employed  at  the  Geiser  works, 
Waynesboro ;  he  served  in  the  Waynesboro 
town  council  and  is  frequently  a  delegate 
to  Republican  County  Conventions.  1  le  mar- 
ried Dec.  24,  1805,  Edith  Cassat  Hudson 
(born  Dec.  24,  1870),  daughter  of  George 
'J',  and  Mary  Jane  (Ely)  Hudson,  and  they 
have  one  son,  Frederick. 

('VIII)  ELIZABETH  SELLS  F<  >I.TZ 
(born  April  12,  1821 — died  June  25.  1869), 
daughter  of  Christian  and  Hannah  1  Keefer  1 
Foltz,  married  June  4,  1S43.  Israel  Shuman 
Weisz  (horn  in  Ohio),  a  descendant  of  the 
Rev.  G.  M.  Weisz,  the  pioneer  Reformed 
minister  in  Pennsylvania,  who  came  to 
America  in  1727.  He  is  a  son  oi  the  Rev. 
George  and  Katie  (Shuman)  Weisz,  and 
was  graduated  at  the  Reformed  Theologi 
cal  Seminary  at  Mercorshurg,  in  1842,  and 
spent  his  life  in  the  ministry  oi  the  Re- 
formed Church.  He  served  congregations 
at  Clear  Spring,  Md.,  1843-46;  Newville. 
Pa.,  1846-50;  New  Lancaster.  Ohio,  1850- 
59;  Hublersburg,  Pa.,  1859-62;  Mifllintown, 
Pa.,  1862-66;  Williamsport,  Pa.,  1866-69; 
Centerville,  Upper  Mt.  Bethel  Charge,  1868- 
72;  ami  York,  Pa.,  1872-92.  He  was  .1 
fluent  speaker  in  English  and  German,  an 
excellent  reader  and  a  fine  pulpit  orator, 
Rev.  Dr.  Israel  S.  and  Elizabeth  S.  (Foltz) 
Weis/  had  issue: 

1.     John   Calvin    (died  in   York)   en- 
listed Jan.   _•,    1S02,   in  Company    11.  40th 

p.  v.  i. 


2.  Charles  William  (died  June  27, 
1 863 )  enlisted  Aug.  2,  1862,  in  Company 
A,  131st  P.  V.  I.,  and  was  mustered  out 
with  his  company  May  23,  1863.  He  after- 
ward enlisted   in  the  2nd   Heavy  An 

but  was  killed  in  action  before  Petersburg. 

3.  Emma  Catharine,  bom  March  24, 
1847. 

4.  George  Foltz  <  born  July  4.  1849) 
is  in  the  agricultural  implement  and  insur- 
ance business  at  Sioux  City.  Iowa;  he  mar- 
ried Sadie  A.  Deckard,  of  Miftlinlown, 
and  has  issue:  Charles  Deckard,  James 
Shuman,  Horace  Raymond,  Harry  Gra  E 
George  Sherman,  Mary  Estella,  Sarah  Irene. 
Josephine  Vivian  and  .Mice  Augusta  (de- 
ceased i. 

5.  Zacharias  Ursinus  (1  '■•  Dec.  14, 
1850)  learned  the  trade  of  a  printer  with 
his  uncle,  M.  A.  Foltz.  in  the  i  Public 
Opinion,  Chambersburg.  He  is  c  mmonly 
known  as  "Doc."  Weisz.  He  is  married  and 
ha^  a  son.  Frederick. 

6.  Jane  Ellen  Miner  (bom  April 
30,  1852)  married  Christian  Weaver,  of 
Northampton  county. 

7.  Williamson  Nevin,  b  rn  Dec.  12. 
1854. 

8.  Cyrus  Kieffer,  bom  Nov.  18, 
1856. 

9.  Elizabeth     Alice     Main 
Nov.    15,    1858)    married,  Mr.   Yellis. 

10.  Anna  Mary,  born  Aug 

1 1.  Israel    Shuman,    b  >rn    Oct 
1861 . 

12.  Arthur   Edmund,  b  rn  June    13, 

1869,   died   in   infancy.  " 

(IX)    DANIELFOLTZ 
182S),     son     oi     Christian     and     Hannah 
(Keefer)     Foltz,    learned    tl  of    a 

molder,   and    worked   as   a    journeyman    for 
a  number  oi  \cars.     In    1856,  in  tin 
of  "Bleeding  he  went  with  a  party 

oi  emigrants  to  that  newh     rg        .  '.  tcrri- 


BIOGRAPHICAL    ANNALS    OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY 


2'3 


tory,  and  settled  in  Shawnee  county.  At 
the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  war  lie  entered  the 
Union  army,  enlisting  Sept.  iy,  1861,  in 
Company  C.  8th  Kans.  V.  I.  He  served 
most  of  the  time  in  the  4th  Army  Corp-. 
Soon  after  the  battle  of  Chickamauga  he  re- 
ceived his  first  promotion,  and  was  commis- 
sioned first  lieutenant  before  the  close  of 
the  war.  He  was  in  command  of  his  com- 
pany at  the  last  battle  of  Nashville,  and  was 
mustered  out  at  San  Antonio,  Tex.  It  is 
said  that  he  marched  about  thirteen  thousand 
miles  during-  the  war.  After  the  war  he  en- 
gaged in  farming  near  Burlingame,  Kans. 
In  1893  'ie  s°'('  ms  property  and  emigrated 
to  Oklahoma,  where  he  is  now  living.  Mr. 
Foltz  married  Dec.  4.  1856.  Mary  Ellen  Sey- 
lar,  of  Cove  Gap,  now  Foltz;  they  had  issue: 

1.  A   son,  born  Oct.    12,    1857. 

2.  Belle  (born  Oct  21.  1859 — died 
July  11,  1901  )  married  in  l88l,  Mr.  Rockey, 
they  have  five  children. 

3.  Alvah,  born  Sept.  12.  1861. 

4.  Hannah  Jane  (bom  October, 
1863)  married  G.  11.  Leith,  Glencoe,  Okla. ; 
they  have  five  children. 

5.  Daniel  (born  Nov.  24,  1868)  mar- 
ried March  13,  igoo,  Mrs.  Nettie  Ross,  of 
Jennings.  Oklahoma. 

6.  Edward  lives  at  Prescott,  Ari/ona. 
(N)     FREDERICK  P.  FOLTZ  (born 

Nov.  15.  1830).  son  of  Christian  and  Han 
nab  (Keefer)  Foltz,  learned  the  trade  "\  a 
■carpenter,  and  worked  at  his  trade  for  a  few 
years.  In  1857,  he  formed  the  colony  that 
went  from  Franklin  county  to  Kansas,  but 
owing  to  the  disturbed  condition  of  the 
country,  he  returned  to  Chambersburg.  In 
tile  closing  years  of  the  Ci\  il  w  ar  he  reniov  ed 
to  Abingdon,  Knox  Co.,  111.,  where  he  is  a 
leading  citizen  and  a  prosperous  business 
man.  He  has  taken  a  conspicuous  part  in 
all  matters  pertaining  to  the  advancement  k( 
Abingdon,  and  was  prominently  concerned 


in  securing  the  construction  of  what  is  now 
the  Iowa  Central  Railroad,  of  which  '.  ■ 
a  director;  he  also  acted  as  collector  tor  the 
Company  for  some  time,  in  which  capacity 
he  was  very  successful.     He  was  am 
first  to  erect  modern  brick  business  blocks 
in  the  city  of  Abingdon,  and  built  and  owned 
the  Foltz  Opera  House.     He  is  the  owner  of 
much  valuable  property  in  the  city.     He  was 
a  pioneer  in  the  introducing  and  manufacture 
of  tile    for    drainage    purposes,    and    was   a 
member  of  the  first  manufacturing  company 
formed  for  that  purpose.     He  is  now  a  -• 
holder  in  the  Abingdon  Paving  Brick  and 
Tile    Company.     Mr.    Foltz    is 
and  has  been  in  the  business  since  1865.     He 
is  the  discoverer  and  manufacturer  of  a  valu- 
able   antiseptic    germ-destroyer    ami    pain 
alleviator  called  "Presto"  whicl 
a   boon  to  suffering  humanity.      In   p 
Mr.   Foltz  is  a  Republican.     He  has  al 
ferenl  times  been,  and  is  at  present  a  mem- 
ber of  the  city  council,  and  he  i-  high 
teemed    by    his    fellow   citizen-.      Mr 
married    Oct.   8.    1855.    Malinda   C.    J  - 
daughter  of  George  and  Susan  B 
of  Waynesboro  :  they  have  issue  : 

1 .  Louise   Bi  1.1.. 

2.  Jennie  Augi  sta. 

3  Gkorci  Ja(  obs  marrie  '  Lucy  M. 
Givens,  Ian  1.  1885.  and  have  Frederick  P  . 
|r..  Merle  H.  and  Jennie  Lai 

4.  Frederick  Luther  died  April  18. 

1864. 

5.  Lin  Nil'  M  VRY. 

6.  In  1  11    Man    died  Sept.   15. 

-  Helen  Dais\  was  a  twin  to  Lillic 
Max. 

(XI)     CYRUS  FOLTZ  I  b  »m  Jan    18. 
1833),     son     of     Christian     ami     Hannah 
t  Keefer)  Foltz.  learned  th<  I 
[.enter  in  Waynesboro,  and  afterward  -. 
at  coachmaking  in  Chanibcrsbnrj; 
be  joined  the  Kansas  >  '■  ranklin 


214  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

county,  and  shared  in  the  rough  experiences  he  completed  his  trade  in  1858.     He  was  ap- 

of  the  territory.     He  filled  by  appointment  pointed  foreman  of  the  office  three  months 

responsible    positions    in    the    Southwestern  before  the  expiration  of  his  apprentices?! 

service  during  the  Civil  war,  and  by  election  and  held  this  position  until  Apr:'    . 

be  was  county  commissioner.     lie  owns  a  he  purchased  the  Times  newspaper  . 

farm  near  Manhattan,  Kans.,  and  has  been  ncrship  with  P.  Dock  Frey.     The  paper  was- 

successful  as  a  farmer  and  stockman.     Mr.  sold  to  Sellers  &  Kennedy  during  the 

Foltz    married    (first)     Helen    M.    Thomas  dential  campaign  of  i860.  Mr.  I 

(born  May  20,  1842),  daughter  of  Chester  ing  as   foreman  of  the  printing  orr.ee.      In 

and  Thursday  (Stevens)  Thomas;  they  had  1861,  he  became  superintendent 

issue:  ing   office   in    Chambcrsburg.   conducted    ::i 

1.  Arthur  J.  (born  July  11,  1861)  is  behalf  of  the  Reformed  Publica:    n 
an  engineer  and  farmer.     He  married  Dora  and  retained  this  position  until  I 
Bellony;     they     have     issue:       Nina     and  of  Chambcrsburg  in  1864,  when  the  publica- 
Florcncc.  tions  of  the  Reformed  Church  were  : 

2.  Chester  C.   (born  Aug.   13,   1866)  to  Philadelphia.     In   1S63.  during  Lee's  :::- 
is  a  railroad  engineer  in  Colorado.  vasion  of  Pennsylvania,  lie  was  compelled  to 

3.  Daniel  II.   (born  Aug.   13,   1866)  do  printing  for  the  Con  federat< 
is  a  farmer  and  stockman.  and  in  1864,  he  was  one  1  i  the  ' 

4.  Olive  (born  April  22,  1869)  mar-  by  General  McCausland  for  tl 

ried  Orland  McCormick  ;  they  have  two  chil-.  mand  made  upon  the  borough  of  Chambers- 

dren :  Lenore  and  Helen.  burg,  previous  to  the  burning 

5.  Emma  B.  (born  May  14, 1 871)  mar-  In   the   winter  of    [8(  1.-65, 

ried   Joseph   McCormick;  they  have   issue:  pressman  in  the  AY-  In  the 

Lillith  and  Lance.  spring  of  1865,  he  formed    . 

6.  Helen     Math,    born    March     12,  ship  with  P.   Dock   Frcy,  ei  - 
1876,  died  in  infancy.  li.ii  and  shoe  business.     He  retii 

Mr.  Foltz  married    (second),  Hattie  E.  firm  a  year  later,  and  embarked 

Whitney  (born  April  13,  18 — ),  a  native  of  printing  business   in   May.    iS' 

Rhode    Island;  they  have  issue:  I i shed    a    monthly    advert  - 

1.  Mildred  B.,  bom  March  14,  18S.2.  Country  Merchant,    iS 

2.  Clarence  F..,  born  Aug.  10,. 1884.  1869,  established  Public  Opinion,  a  Repul 

3.  Lester,  bom  July  7,  1803.  lican  newspaper,  <n  which  he  was  1 

4.  Everett  Whitney,  born  June  21.  and  proprietor  for  thirty  years. 
1895.  paper  enterprise  proved  .1  great  succ 

(XII)    MOSF.S   ABRAHAM    FOLTZ  under   Mr.   Foil 

(born  July  2.  1837),  son  of  Christian  and  became  one  of  the  leading  local  | 

Hannah    (Reefer")    Foltz,    was    educated    in  State.      It   was  bright,   newsy.  outS| 

the  public  schools  and  at  Wilkcsbarre  Acad-  politics,   and   enterprising   in   :' 

cmy.      In   April,    1855,  he  entered   the  office  and  preparation  of  matter  inten 

of  the  Transcript  at  Chambersburg  to  learn  readers.      Its   pages   were  es|  1 

the  printing  trade.    In  December  of  the  same  contributions  relatinj 

year  the  paper  was  merged  into  the  Rcfosi  town   and  county.      Among   its 

tory,  in  the  office  of  which  he  remained  until  contributors  on  historical  sub;', 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


late  Benjamin  Chambers,  and  among  the  im- 
portant seric>  of  papers  published  in  its 
columns  were  "Chambersburg  in  the  Olden 
Time,"  written  by  Dr.  William  C.  Lane,  and 
"Reminiscences  of  the  War,"  compiled  by 
Jacob  Hoke.  Dr.  Lane's  articles  have  formed 
the  basis  of  all  subsequent  researches  relat- 
ing to  the  early  history  of  Chambersburg. 
Mr.  Hoke's  reminiscences  were  afterward 
published  in  pamphlet  form,  and  are  part  of 
the  permanent  literature  of  the  county.  The 
paper  was  a  success  from  the  start.  It  was 
a  positive  influence  in  politics,  its  views  be- 
ing copied  all  over  the  State.  The  business 
and  material  interests  of  the  county  and 
county-seat  found  a  warm  friend  in  Mr. 
Foltz  and  his  paper.  Public  Opinion  was  the 
advocate  of  all  the  important  new  railroad 
enterprises  in  the  county,  of  the  erection  of 
the  water  works  and  the  electric  light  plant 
in  Chambersburg,  and  of  the  transfer  of  the 
Taylor  works,  now  the  Engineering  Com- 
pany, and  the  Wolf  &  Haymaker  establish- 
ment, now  the  Wolf  Company,  to  Chambers- 
burg. Mr.  Foltz  tried  to  make  his  journal 
a  distinctly  county  paper,  and  while  Repub- 
lican in  politics  he  never  hesitated  to  assert 
its  independence  when  the  public  welfare 
seemed  to  require  it.  He  frequently  repre- 
sented his  party  in  county,  district  and  State 
conventions,  but  never  held  public  office  until 
1893-94,  when  he  was  a  Representative  from 
the  county  in  the  Pennsylvania  I  egislnture. 
He  was  appointed  postmaster  at  Chambers- 
burg, March  r,  [899,  an  office  that  he  has 
filled  with  marked  ability  and  discretion,  and 
thai  be  still  holds.  He  was  one  of  the 
original  members  of  the  Kittochtinny  Histor- 
ical Society,  and  as  such  continues  active  in 
promoting  historical  research  in  die  county. 
He  has  read  a  number  of  valuable  papers 
before  the  society,  those  relating  to  the  early 
German  and  Scotch-Irish  settlers  being  e- 
pccially    important.      All    these   papers    have 


been  printed.    Upon  the  organization 
Historical  Society  he  was  chosen  its  second 
vice-president,   and    in    1903-04.   he   w 
president    as    the    suc<  essoi 
Samuel  A.  Martin.  D.  D.     He  is  an  elder  in 
Zion's  Reformed.  Church. 

Mr.  Foltz  married  Nov.  6,   i860.  Char- 
lotte Sophia  Ftter  (born  Nov.    18,    :x.- 
daughter  of  Samuel  and  Susan  (Greer. 
Ktter,  both  members  of  old  Chambersburg 
families:  they  have  issue: 

I.     Helen  M.,  born  Jan.  11.  1862,  died 
March.    1862. 

William     Ettkr     1  l»orn    Nov.     1, 
1863  i  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  and 
at    Mcrcersburg   College.      He   learne 
printing  trade  under  his  father  in  the 
of   Public   Opinion.      .After   com] 
apprentice-hip    he    served    as    e'erk    in    the 
Chambersburg  post  office  under 
Curriden,  [884-S 

offices  of  the  (  umberland  Valley  K 
i8J  1  i  99.     He  was 

master  at  Chambersburg.  March   I,  18 
p  isition  that  he  still  fills.     He  is 
and   a   member  of   the   Kn:. 
the    Heptasophs    and    the    F.Iks.      He 
sen  ed  as  Vice  •  Irand  Chano 
sylvania  Grand  Lodge.  Knights 
and   became   Grand   Gianc< 
in  and  drill 
Junior    1  lose  ai  d     i  nick  comp  . 
enabled  the  a  mpany  to  win  pr 
cellency  in  drill  at  a  number  of  Si 
men's    conventions        He    married     M 
Scott,  daughter  W.   and 

(Lemaster)  Scott :  they  hav< 
Scott,   born     \ug     30.    1891. 

3.     Emma  Mav    l  horn  Dec 
graduated  at  l  of 

Wilson  College  in   18S5.  and  \\    • 
of     Vhimnae,    Collegv    ot    Music.    : 
She  married  April  I  ;.  1891 .  Gini  '<  -  \\ 
Crcmer,  son  o\   Rev.   Dr.    William  C.  and 


2l6  lSlOGKAI'HICAI.    AXXAI.S  OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

C.  M.  (Gruel)  Cremer.     lie  was  graduated  2.     Xkvin,  born  Oct.  14,  [879. 

at  Franklin  and  Marshall  College  in   1882.  (XIV)     GEORGE  BARNET  FOLTZ 

After  leaving  college  he  became  local  editor  (born  Aug.  25.   1849), 

of  tlie  Valley  Spirit,  which  position  he  held,  and  Anna  (  Bonbrake)  Foltz,  was  reared 

'893-97.     I'"-'  afterward  served  on  the  staff  the  farm  and  followed  farming 

of  the  Philadelphia  limes,  and  is  now  man-  manhood.     When  his  lather's  health  bec: 

aging  editor  of  the  Record  and  Blue  Ridge  impaired  he  was  intrusted  with  the  care  of 

Zephyr,  Waynesboro.  the  farm  near  Cliamliersburg.  and  conduce 

4.  Herbert  Christian  (horn  Jan.   1.  it  with  marked  intelligence  and  skill.     After 
1869)    was  educated   in   the   public   schools  the  Messersmith  farm  was  sold,  he  re 

and  at  the  Cliambersburg  Academy.    1  [e  was  to  Washington  township,  where  he  now  lives. 

local  editor  of  the  Public  Opinion  under  his  In   politics  he  is  an  earnest   Republican,  has 

father,  1886-99,  an('  under  J.  M.  Runk,  and  served  one  term  as  Directs  of  the  I' 

Runk   &   Hoke,    [899-1903.     lie  is  a   Past  has  been  mentioned  by  his  party  friends  ;■., 

Chancellor,  Kearney  Lodge,  K.  of  1'.,  and  a  a  candidate   for   -heritT.      He  marrie 

member  of  the  Elks  Lodge,  No.  600.  21.  1X76,  Catharine  Thorn; 

5.  Edward  Ckeexawai. i  (  horn  March  Oct.    19.    1854),  daughter 

18,   1872)  learned  the  trade  of  a  painter  in  Margaret    (Thomas)    Latshaw;    the) 

the  Cumberland  Valley  Railroad  shops.  issue: 

(XIII)     MARTIN  LUTHER  FOLTZ  1.     Lillie  Margaret,  born  March  13. 

(horn  at  Mercersburg,  April  15,  1841).  -.mi  1N7S. 

of  Christian  and   Hannah   (Keefer)    Foltz,  2.     Anna   May,  born    V 

was  one  of  the  Franklin  count)-  colony  that  died   Dec.   20,    1SS0. 
emigrated  to  Shawnee  City,  Kans.,  in   1S57.  3.      BEVERLY  AUGUSTUS,   bom   Jul 

He  worked  on  a  farm  until  the  outbreak  of  1882,  is  a  graduate  of  Mercersburg 

the  Civil  war,  when  he  enlisted  in  Company  cmy    anil    in    his    third     year    at     I 

I,   2d   Kans.    V.    1.,   serving   until   Oct.    31,  College. 

1861.    He  again  enlisted  Aug.  25,  1862,  and  4.     Mary  Elizabeth,  twin  to  Bever 

served  with  the  Army  of  the  Frontier  until  Augustus,  horn  July  24.  1882.  is  . 

the  close  of  the  war.      lie  was  an  orderly  of  Shippensburg  Normal   S 

sergeant  when  mustered  out.    Since  the  war  engaged  as  a   teacher. 
he  has  been  a  successful   fanner  and  stock  5.     Emma    Catharine, 

raiser,  and  owns  several  valuable  stock  farms  1SS7.  is  a  student  at  Shiprn 

at    Wakarusa,    near    Topeka,    Kans.      Mr.  School. 

Foltz  married  Feb.  7.  1866,  Rebecca  Heber-         6.     Georgia    B  21,   1896 

ling  (horn  at  Athens,  Ohio,  Aug.   l8,  1842), 

daughter    of     Hiram     11.    and     Catharine         SNIVELY       FAMILY.       JOHANN 

(Dickerson)     Ileberling.      Mr.     Heberling  JACOB  SCIINEBELE 

was  a   member   of   the    first    Kansas   Stale  land  in  1050     died  in  1743 

Legislature.     Martin  1..  and  Rebecca  Foltz  the  Snively  family  >^i  Franklin  county,  was 

had  issue:  among  the  earliest  emigrants 

1.     Junius    II.    (horn    Feb.    1.    1875)  from  the  Palatinate.     It  is  Im 

married    Feb.    22,    1899,    Florence   Tillman  settled  in  Lancaster  county  as  carh 

(horn  in   Indiana,  May  4.    1S7S).  He    was    naturali   Cil    at    Phil.-  '■ 


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14,   1720.     He  was  a  Mennonite.     Of  li is 
children  there  is  knowledge  of  only  one  son. 

1.    Jacob  (II). 

(II)  JACOB  SCHNEBELE,  now 
Snively  (horn  in  Switzerland,  Dec.  21,  1694 
— died  Aug.  24,  1766),  son  of  Johann  Jacob 
Schnebele,  came  to  Pennsylvania  "with  his 
father  and  settled  in  Lancaster  county,  but 
he  crossed  the  Susquehanna  and  moved  west- 
ward at  a  very  early  period.  He  was  one  of 
the  first  settlers  in  the  Conocochcagiie  valley, 
taking  up  a  large  tract  of  land  in  what  is 
now  Antrim  township,  Franklin  county,  east 
of  Grecncastlc.  It  is  claimed  that  he  built 
his  cabin  in  1734,  on  the  site  of  the  stone 
mansion  built  by  his  son  Andrew  in  1781. 
and  now  owned  and  occupied  by  Adam  11 
Zargcr,  Esq.  The  Rev.  Michael  Schlatter, 
the  father  of  the  Reformed  Church  in  the 
United  Stales,  visited  him  there,  in  1740. 
speaking  of  him  as  an  "honest  Swiss."  lie 
was  twice  married.  The  name  of  his  first 
wife  has  not  been  ascertained;  by  this  mar- 
riage he  had  issue : 

1.  Joux  (111)., 

2.  Christian   (IV).  ;,  '    |  f3  . 

3.  Magdalene  married  Mr.  French. 

4.  Eve.  . 

5.  Anna. 

Mr.  Snively  married  (second),  April  14, 
]73n,  Barbara  Eberlei they  had  issue: 

1.  Henry  (V).J>,  '  '  rJ  3  '/ 

2.  Fannie,  bom  Oct.  16,  1742. 

3.  Catharine,  born  Oct.  28,  1744. 
•died  young. 

4.  Susanna,  horn  March  16,  1746. 

5.  Josii-ii    (VI).   '  v.-     ><i  -    I 

6.  Andrew   (VII).  ,_  .}„   )q  £j 

7.  Elizabeth,  born  Feb.  21,  1754. 

8.  Anna  Mary,  horn  July  20.  1755. 
died   young. 

t).  MlCHAEL,  horn  Jan.  25,  1757,  died 
unmarried. 

10.  Mary,  horn  Nov.  2y,  1758. 


11.  Catharine,  born  Jan.  2j.  17G0. 

12.  Christiana,  born  Nov.  14,  1761. 

13.  Jacob  (VIII). 

14.  Barbara,  horn  Nov.  22.  1765. 

(III)  JOHN'  SNIVELY,  son  of~Jacob 
Snively  by  his  first  wife,  went  to  Frederick, 
Md.,  but  afterward  removed  to  the  West. 
He  married  Louisa  French;  they  had 

1.  Michael. 

2.  Jacob. 

3.  Barbara  'married  William  Jackson. 

of  Lancaster,  Ohio;  they  had  issue:    J. — I 

John;   Mary,   who  married   Jose 

Nancy,  who  married  Daniel  Swayne; 
Thomas,  who  married  Mrs.  Ske!le!>crger; 
William  :  and  Elizabeth. 

4.  Margaret. 

5.  John    married    Mary    Miller;    they 
had  issue :    Jacob,  who  married  ,a:th  K 
Joseph:  Nancy,  who  married  An. 

Henry,  who  married  Sarah  Si 
who  married  Mary  Wolf:  Daniel,  who  mar- 
ried Mary  Ann  Stent/:  Christiana,  who 
married  Humphrey  Chilcoot:  Elizabeth, 
who  married  John  Sellers;  Harriet;  and 
( ie  irge. 

(IV)  CHRISTIAN  SNIVELY,  son 
of  Jacob  Snively  by  his  fust  macriage,  was 
a  farmer  in  Antrim  township.     He  m 

in  1762,  Margaret  Washabaugli  (born  "Dec. 
26,    1741),  and  they  had   issue: 

1.  Elizabeth,  l*>rn  March   16,. 

2.  John    (IX). 

3.  Fanny,  born  Dec.  14.  176S. 
4      1  li  \k\    (born  Nov.   17. 

Nov.   1,  1840)  married  in  1704.  Man 
dalena  Whitmorc  (born  March  25.  i~ 
died   July   7,    1858),   and   had   issue:     Bar- 
bara, who  married  Daniel  Stotlei 
who  married  Man  Si         ;  Joseph,  wli 
unmarried,   in    1827;    Susan,   who   m 
Christian    Newcomer:    Peter,   who   ma 
M.uia  Hershej  :  Martha,  who  married 
Gallev;   Elizabeth,  who  died  unman  < 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    I-'KANKLIN    COUNTY. 


1827;  Ann,  who  married  (first)  Daniel 
Heir,  (second)  James  Bonsall,  and  (third ) 
Rev.  John  Winter;  Margaret,  who  married 
Edward  Heath;  Sarah,  who  married  James 
Wilson ;  and  Henry,  who  married  Mary  J. 
Touner. 

5.  Susanna,  born  March  2,  1772. 

6.  Catharine,  horn  Nov.  12,  1775. 

7.  Maria,  born  Oct.  7,   1778. 

8.  Joseph  (born  Jan.  7,  1781)  went 
to  Columbiana  county,  Ohio;  he  married 
and  had  two  sons :    John  and  Joseph. 

(V)  HENRY  SNIVELY  (horn  in 
1739),  son  of  Jacob  and  Barbara  (Eberle) 
Snively,  was  a  farmer  in  Antrim  township. 
He  married  Barbara  Whitmore;  they  had 
issue : 

1.  Peter  (born  March  4,  1767 — died 
Sept.  18,  1828)  married  Elizabeth  Hollin- 
ger  (born  March  4,  1780 — died  Sept.  16. 
1844),  and  had  issue:  Joseph;  and  Mary, 
who  married  Joseph  Slrickler  [Strickler 
Family]. 

2.  ElJZABETH. 

3.  Henry  married  Miss  Hershey,  and 
had  issue:  Joseph,  Henry,  David,  Jacob, 
Samuel,  Barbara  and  Hannah. 

4.  Jacob  married  Miss  Hoffard. 

5.  Josi  rii  married  Mary  Sherman,  and 
had  issue:  Peter,  John,  Jacob,  Jonathan, 
Christian  and  1  .cd. 

(VI)  JOSEPH  SNIVELY  (born  in 
Antrim  township,  Dec.  19,  174S — died  Oct. 
30,  1833),  son  of  Jacob  ami  Barbara 
(Eberle)  Snively,  was  a  farmer,  and  owned 
1,000  acres  of  laud  south  and  east  of  Shady 
(hove.  Mr.  Snively  married  June  13,  1771, 
Magdalcna  Stoner  (died  Oct.  25,  1795), 
and  thev  had  issue : 

1.  Barbara  (born  Jan.  12,  1774)  mar- 
ried- Martin  Baecbtel. 

2.  Jacob  (X). 

3.  Anna  (horn  Jan.  22,  1  7^^  -died  in 
1863)  married  Isaac  Garber, 


4.  John   (XI). 

5.  Jo.si.i-h  (XII;. 

\\'ll)    ANDREW    SNIVELY 
in  Antrim  township,  Jan.  4,  1751- 
5,  1813;,  son  of  Jacob  and  Barba: 
Snively,  succeeded  to  the  old  £ 
stead,  and  in  1 781   built  the  f.ne  stone  man- 
sion   still    standing.    Mr.    Snively    m 
(first),  Jan.  15,  1775.  Susanna  Funk 
March  17,  1754 — died  July  II,  1 788),  and 
they  had  issue : 

1.  Henry  (born  Dec.  3,  1775  )  marrie  ; 
Elizabeth  Snively,  and  had   issue:     1 

who  married  Samuel  Bacchtel;  Hci  r 
Pec.  15,   1805),  who  married  Mrs.  K< 
Wayland;  David,  who  died  unmarried;  An- 
drew,     who      married      Mai 
Susanna,    who    married   Jei 
Mary,   who  married   Samuel   Zell 
who  married  J.  H.   Rouch  . 
who  married  George  H.  J 

2.  Catharine 
married  John  Bowman 

had   issue:   Susan    (born   May.    iS 
in    1872)    married    Charles 
drew  ;    Nancy  :    Mary  .    . 

3.  Susanna    (born   March    13, 
married    Mr.    Newman,    and    had 
Joseph. 

4.  El  IZABETll 

married    Michael    Stoner,    and 
Susanna,  who  married  Henn  Smith; 
Joseph;  Nancy;  Michael:  David; 
who  married  Dr.  Robert  C.  Hays. 

5.  Jacob  (  born  April 

ried  Elizabeth  Bench,  of  Bedford  < 

had  issue:    Andrew  J.  (bom  in  iS   E 
ried  Julia  A.  Sill:  Mary  Ann  man 
McVickci  ;    and    ] 
Thompsi  n  - 

6.  Nano  1  bom  Marcl 
ried  P.w  id  St  '  er.  and  had 
Margarcl ;  Sus  intia  ;  Eli 
Henry  X..  who  man 


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219. 


Gordon;  and  David  F.,  who  married  Mary 
Francis  Gordon. 

7.  David  (born  April  8,  1786— died 
unmarried)  was  admitted  to  the  Franklin 
County  Bar,  Jan.   12,   1807. 

Mr.  Snively  married  (second),  Nov.  5, 
1789,  Mary  Magdalena  Shenk  (born  May 
19,  1762 —  died  Oct.  20,  1830),  and  had 
issue : 

1.  John,  born  Oct.  31,  1790,  died  in 
1811. 

2.  Andkew  (born  June  30,  J  792 — died 
Aug.  16,  1850)  was  a  member  of  the  Penn- 
sylvania Legislature  in  1841,  1842  and  1845. 

3.  Samuel,  born  June  12,  1794 
(XIII). 

4.  Mary  Magdalena  (born  March  7, 
1797 — died  Aug.  3,  1876)  married  Martin 
Hoover,  and  had  issue:  Andrew  S.,  who 
married  Sarah  Slanker;  Daniel,  who  mar- 
ried Rebecca  Kirk;  Martin,  who  married 
Kate  C.  Craven;  Joseph,  who  married 
Sarah  Kuhn;  II.  Webster;  and  William  Up- 
ton. 

5.  Samuel. 

6.  Daniel  (XIV). 

7.  Jeremiah,  bom  Dec.  4.  1804,  died 

at  birth. 

(VIII  )  J  A  COP  SX1YF.LY  (bom  Nov. 
14.  1763).  son  of  Jacob  and  Barb;  ra  (Eh- 
erle)  Snively,  went  to  the  western  pari  '^ 
the  Slate  of  New  York,  where  s  >me  of  his 
descendants  are  still  living.  He  married 
Eva  Coleman  ;  they  had  issue  : 

1 .  John. 

2.  Abraham. 

3.  JACOB  married  Mary  Shairhold; 
they  had  issue:  Sarah  (born  Jan.  30,  1806) 
married  Peter  Bowman ;  Daniel  (horn  April 
23,  1S07  died  February,  1847)  married 
and  had  James.  Richard  and  Daniel:  Eliza 
(bom  July  5.  J809)  married  Richard  Col- 
lier; Susan  (horn  \ug.  4,  )8io)  in 
Daniel    Williams;    Martin    (born    Nov.    2. 


1811 — died  Dec.   13,   1874)   man 
M.    Copeland;    Abraham:    James;    S 
(born  Oct.  30,   1814 — died  April  9,    ; 
married  John  Johnson;  and  Manila. 

4.  Conkau. 

5.  Rudolph. 

6.  George. 

7.  Susanna. 

8.  Mary  married  Benjamin  Bowman. 

9.  Nancy  married  Mr.  Doane. 

(IX)  JOHN  SNIVELY  (born  in  An- 
trim township,  Feb.  j~.  1766 — died  June 
30,  1844),  son  of  Christian  and  Margaret 
(Washabaugh)  Snively,  was  a  farmer  in 
Antrim  township.  He  married  Oct.  24.  1704. 
Anna  Hege  (born  Dec.  16,  1775 — died  Aug. 
17.  1852),  daughter  of  Christian  and 

(  Stouffer)   Hege  ;  they  had 

1.  Elizabeth  (born  Oct.  3,  1795)  mar- 
ried 1  lenry  Wenger. 

Christian   (bom  June  26,    1 
died  in  1872)  married  Mary  Myers. 

3.  John   (XV). 

4.  Henry     (born     Feb.    ^~.     1801  — 
died  Jan.  1,  1878)  married  Catharine 
brake. 

5.  Mary  I  born  Aug.  - 
1870)  married  Jacob  Myers. 

6.  Jacob  H.  iXYH. 

7.  David  I  horn  April  30, -"18   - 
in    1859)   married   Mary  Zimmerman. 

S.      Ca  I'll  AKIN).    ibi:i    A;:..     22, 
died  Jan.  8,  1862)  married  Christian  £ 

(j.     Martha  (bom  Jan.  28.  1813 
ried  Samuel  Suite.  < 

10.  X\\(\  (bom  Aug.  12.  1815)  mar- 
ried John  Shelly. 

11.  Fanny  (bom  April  24.  1818)  mar- 
ried J       '    Miller. 

12.  Susanna    (,K->rn   June   4.    iJ 
died  Dec.  25.  1877)  married  Samuel 
lev. 

(X)  J  \C0B  SNIVE1  Y  (hoi 
trim  township,  Feb.  ~    I 


220  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

and     Magdalena    (Stoner)    Snively,  was  a  anon;  they  had  issue:    Louisa.  Jacob,  Ben- 
farmer  near  Shady  Grove.   He  married  Eliz-  jamin  F.,  Mary,  Joseph,  Lncretia,  Ezra  and 

abeth  Stoucr;  they  had  issue:  Anna. 

1.  Mary  married   Martin    Newcomer,  3.     Melcmi  (XVII). 

fur  many  years  proprietor  of  the  "Franklin         4.     Catharine  married  William 

Hotel"  in  Chamhcrsburg,  and  a  prominent  vary. 

•citizen;  they  had  issue:  Eliza,  who  married  (XII)      JOSEPH     SXIYKLY 

George  Ashton  ;  Upton,  a  leading  hotel  man;  Dec.  12.  17.S6 — died  Aug.  22,  187: 

and   Frisby  S.,  a   physician,   who  married  Joseph   and    Magdalena    (Si 

.Sarah  Ellen  Irwin.  was  a  prominent  farmer  in  Antrim  township. 

2.  Susanna   married   Samuel   Snively  where  he  owned   1.000  acres  of  land,  and 
(  \  1 1  I  j  lived  on  what  was  known  as  tl 

3.  Eliza    married     Sept.     16,     1830.  Farm"  near  Shady  Grove.    He  was  a  prac 
'George  Besore   (horn  Dec.   21.   1799 — died  cal  surveyor,  and   was   frequently   enj    j 
Aug.     i6,     icS-i  ),    a    prominent    citizen  of  in  surveying  during  his  entire  life.     In  poli- 
Waynesboro;  they  had  issue:  Clara;  Anna,  ties  he  was  a  Whig,  and  he  was  a  mem!>er 
who    married    Dr.    Abraham    11.    Strickler  of  the  Pennsylvania  Constitutioi 
[Strickler    family]  ;   ami    Alfred,    who   died  Hon  of  183S.     He  was  a  county  auditor 
young.  Franklin  county.  1847-50,  and  he  was 

4.  Nancy  married  Dr.  John  Lambert  '>'   respected    by    his   neighbors, 
(horn  in  1816 — died  Sept.  8.  1N7.M,  a  lead-  served  as  executor  in  the  settlement 

ing  physician   of   Chambersburg ;   they   had  tales.     Mr.  Snively  married  May  28,   iSii. 

issue:  Ann   Eliza;   Bruce;  and   Ellen,   who  Nancy  Baechtel  (died  June  13.  185; 

married   William    Hard.  had  issue:  .' 

5.  Rebecca  married  John  Oaks;  they  I.     Isaac,  born   in    1813,  died  at   Yale 
had    issue:     Orlando;    Leander ;    and    Eliza  College,  July  26,   183I. 

Bell,    who    married    Emanuel  J,    Bonbrake  -•    Mary  (bom  Feb.  15, 

I  Boubrake  Family  J.  Isaac   Motter,  of  Williamsport,   Md. 

6.  Catharine     M.,     married     James  had    issue:    Ann    Elizabeth;    Nancj 
Chariton;  they  had  issue:    Kuh.mia  E.,  who  who  married   P.  L.  Lcman :  Jo? 

married  J.  Slyder;  Rebecca  C,  who  married  Joshua;  Mary  Mat.'  .  \  ;  and 

J.  Little;  Joseph  Snively;  Annie  F. :  George  Emma  Barbara. 

Besore;  Newton  Worth ; Alfred  11.;  William         3-     Benjamin   (XVIII). 

Martin;  and   Daniel    F.  4-      CHRISTIANA    (born    Ocl     5,    l8lO— 

7.  Daniel  died  unmarried,  died  June  16.  1854)  married  Jan    :v 
(XI)     JOHN   SNIVELY    (born   Dec.  Dr.  Robert  C  Hays :  they  had  is 

S,   17S}    -died  Apiil    12.   1827).  son  of   fo-  Snively:  Stephen  Wi  married  La- 

seph  and  Magdalena  (Stoner)  Snively.  mar-  vinia   Culbertson   and   had   Lewi-    Hunter: 

vied    func   28,    1810,    Catharine    Poorman ;  Nannie  Elizabeth,  who  married 

they  had  issue:  Stewart:  Mary  Frances,  w 

1.  Elizabeth   married  Adam  Grittin-  L.  Heck:  Emma  Julia,  who  mat 
ger.  of  Lebanon;  they  had  issue:    Lucretia,  S.  Hunter:  an  ' 

Henry  and  Catharine.  5-     Joseph  (born  Dec    12.  1821)  mar- 

2.  Mary  married   Fohn  Early  of  Leb-  ricd    Margaret    McCrea:    they    ! 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


James;  Nancy  Alice,  who  married  Clayton 
Phipps;  Joseph  Alexander;  Edward  S. ;  and 
Mary  Elizabeth,  who  married  Phineas  E. 
Kreps. 

6.  Samuel  1'..  (XIX). 

7.  David,  born  Jan.  21,  1828,  died  at 
Erie  in  August,  1868. 

8.  Nancy  (born  Dec.  8,  1832)  married 
John  Hoffman;  they  had  issue:  Arthur  J. 
and  Lewis. 

9.  Emma  Amelia  (Lorn  July  23, 
1840)  married  William  A.  Reid :  they  had 
issue:  Alice  I!.,  Joseph  Snively,  John  Rob- 
ert and  Ruth. 

(XIII)  SAMUEL  SNIVELY  (born 
June  12,  1794 — died  Dec.  1 6, l§22) ,  son 
of  Andrew  and  Mary  Magdalena  (Shenk) 
Snively,  was  a  prominent  farmer  in  Antrim 
township.  lie  married  Susanna  Snively, 
daughter  of  Jacob  and  Elizabeth  (Stoner) 
Snively;  they  had  issue: 

1.  Eliza  died  young. 

2.  Mary  Ann  died  young. 

3.  Rebecca  died  young. 

4.  Lemuel  (XX). 

5.  Jacob  Samuel  (born  Jan.  3,  1837) 
was  first  lieutenant  of  Company  D,  158th 
P.  V.  1.,  1862-63,  and  he  afterward  served 
in  the  21st  P.  Y.  C.  He  married  Dec.  4. 
185c),  Hannah  Margaret  Snyder  (born  Aug. 
24,  1838),  daughter  of  Peter  and  Hannah 
(Cook)  Snyder;  they  had  issue:  Clara  IV. 
Samuel  Frisby,  Ernesl  Sprague,  Many. 
Bertha  ('..  Claude  Snyder  and  Stuart  Mo,  .re. 

(>.  Almira  (horn  June  o.  [840)  married 
Rev.  J,  Philip  Bishop ;  they  had  issue  :  Grace, 
Samuel  Snively.  Dwight  D.  Merle  D.  A.. 
Sensenv  P..  ami  Storrs  Myron. 

7.  William  Henry  thorn  Feb.  5, 
1843)  served  in  Company  K,  120th  P.  Y.  P. 
1862-63,  and  afterward  in  Company  K,  21st 
P.  V,  C  .  lie  married,  in  1S72.  Nannie  X 
Gearhart;  they  had  issue:  Mais  Georgette 
and  Sue  E. 


8.  Susanna  R. 

9.  Ann  Elizabeth  (born  June  1;, 
1848 — died  Sept.  18,  1881)  married  An- 
drew Snively  Stover;  they  had  issue:  Wil- 
liam and  Samuel  Snively. 

(XIV)      DANIEL   SNIVELY 
June  29,  1802 — died  Oct..  15.  187 
Andrew     and    Mary    Magdalena     I  Shenk) 
Snively,  removed  to  New  Albany.  Ind.     He 
married  Jan.  24,   1833.  Mary  Ann  Culbert- 
son(  horn  Oct.  3,  r8ii— died  Oct.  6,  1 
and  bad  issue: 

1.  William  Andrew  (born  Dec.  c>. 
1833 — died  March  2.  1901  )  was 

at   Dickinson  College  in    1^52.      He  •    I 
the   Methodist    Episcopal    ministry, 
1865    was   ordained   deacon   and    pri< 
Bishop  Steven-,  of  the   Prot( 
Church.     He  v. a--  assistant  at  S-     \\ 
Church,    Pittsburgh,    and    rector 
Church,  Cincinnati;  St.  Pete:'-  I 
bany;  Grace  Church,  Brooklyn;  and  Ti 
Church,  New  Orleans;  he  was  a. 
writer      on      church      topics.      He      i 
Oct.     12.     1865,    Ella     Pirtle 
10,    18311V   and    had    issue:   Jei 
Mary.     Julia,     Theodore     I 
Ella  Rogers. 

2.  Joseph  Ci  1  qi  k  rsoN  (born  J 

[836      died   years   ago)    was  a    ;■' 

Brooklyn,    N.    Y.     He    married 

1872,  Josephine  S 

1S75),  ;u,(l  bad  one  daughter,  Edil 

phine. 

3.  Daniel    Di'ncan 
183S,  died  (  V:    26,  1S02. 

4.  Jci  i\    Fk  \nces    (bom     V 
1840)     married     Oct.     21.     1862,     V 
Henry     Lewis;    they    bad    issw  :       P 
Mann.     William     Andrew. 

Julia  Culbcrtson,  Fr.u        St 
laide   1 

5.  \\  n  \     M  vr\     (  "n  BER 
Sept     23,    1843 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


Francis  Colton;  they  had  issue:  Emily  Mar- 
ian and  Julia. 

6.  John  Culbertson  (born  Sept.  18, 
1845)  married  March  14,  1872,  Fannie  S. 
Eyster;  they  had  issue:  William  Daniel 
and  Julia  Frances. 

7.  SUMMERFIELD  Emorv  (born  June 
10,  1848)  is  rector  of  St.  Paul's  Protestant 
Episcopal  Church,  Flatbush,  L.  I.  He  mar- 
ried Oct.  24,  i8Sj,  Ida  Eliot  Sellack. 

8.  Thaddeus  Alexander  ( born  Feb. 
1.  1 85 1 )  is  rector  of  St.  John's  Protestant 
Episcopal  Church,  Troy,  N.  V.  lie  married 
April  25,  1878.  Eliza  M.  Crosby;  they  have 
a  son,  Alexander  Crosby. 

(XV)  John  Snively  (born  Jan.  12, 
1799 — died  March  4.  1853),  son  of  John 
and  Anna  (Hege)  Snively,  was  a  farmer  in 
Guilford  township.  He  married  Nov.  I, 
1827,  Catharine  Keefer  (born  Aug.  22, 
1S02 — died  Sept.  30,  1854),  daughter  of 
Jacob  Keefer,  a  farmer  near  Mai  ion;  they 
had  issue : 

).  DANIEL,  born  Nov.  27,  1828,  died 
May  5,  1845. 

2.  Annie  (born  Oct.  21,  1830 — died 
July  24,  1867)  married  March  5,  1858,  John 
Stamy ;  they  had  issue:  Abraham  A.,  who 
married  Dec.  3,  1878.  Clara  Little,  and  had 
John  Walter  and  Nannie  Snively. 

3.  Jacob,   born    Feb.    13.    [833,    died 

March   22,    1850. 

4.  Jon n  Keefer  (NNI). 

5.  Isaac  Newton  (  N  X 1 1  ). 

6.  Samuel  K.  (born  in  Guilford  town 
ship,  June  5,  184]  )  was  educated  in  the  pub- 
lic schools  and  at  the  Chambersburg  Acad- 
emy.    At  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  war  he 

•enlisted  for  the  three  mouths'  service  in 
Company  B,  2d  1'.  V.  1..  and  at  the  expira- 
tion of  the  term  of  his  enlistment  he  re- 
enlisied  for  three  years  in  Independent  Bat- 
tery H,  in  which  he  served  in  Kentucky  and 
Tennessee,      lie   remained   with  his  battery 


as  a  veteran  until  the  close  of  the  war.  In- 
coming a  sergeant,  and  being  mustere 
in  Texas  in  November,  1865.    .'.iter  the  war 
he  studied   medicine   with   hi-   brother,    l)r. 
1.  N.  Snively.  and  was  graduated  M. 
Jefferson   Medical   College.    . 
1869.     lie  began  the  practice  of  his  pi 
sion  at  Hanover,  Pa.,  with  his  bi 
A.  J.   Snively.  but   in    [870  lie  removed  lo 
Williamsport,  Md.,  where  he  has  since  bee-, 
in  continuous  practice.     Dr.  Snively  married 
Dec.  30,  1S79,  Annie  P.  Dellinger,  of  \ 
ington  county,   Maryland. 

7.     Andrew    I.   i born  )i:l^ 
died  at  Hanover,  Pa.)  was  graduated  M.  1  >. 
at  Bellevue  Hospital  Medic:;'  '.'.  Y., 

in  1866,  and  practiced  at  Hanover.     He  1 
ried  Dec.  1.  1875,  Mary  Elizabeth 
March  7,  1853  1,  daughter  of  J.  W.  Gitl 
Hanover;    they 
John  Chi,  Roxie  Irene  and  Mar; 

1  Wl  )    J  WO]".  11.  SNIVELS 
March  25,   1806 — died   May  3, 
of  Ji  ihn  and  Anna   1  1  lege 
farmer  in  Antrim  township.     IP- 
nonite,  and  his  wife  a  Kef  1 
Mr.  Snively  married  Marc'. 
rine  Stouffer  1  Pun  Sept.  5.  li 
28,  1S01 ),  daughter  1  if  Ja 
(Oberholtzer)  Stouffer; 

1.  Anna   (born  April  24.    1830/1   mar- 
ried Jan.  13.  IS;. 

issue:     Mary  Emma,  Ellie  Kate,  !  fie  Ma- 
linda,  Annie  Elizabeth,  Frank  S 
Stouffer,   Isabel,   Charles  1  ( 
Maria. 

2.  Mary,  bom   Sept,    27.     • 

March  2.   1844. 

3.  Franki  1 v. .  ,-  >ra  Jan    1 v 
March  7.   1844. 

4.  MvKl'll  \    B. 

5 .  C  AT  H  A 

6.  J.  Stouffer  (bom  Aug    14 
married  Nov.  16, 1875,  Mart  bom 


BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


223 


.Sept.    11,    1S48),  and  had  issue:     Clarence  Republican  has  filled  a  number  of  to 

E.,  J.   Howard,  Charles  Robert  and   Frank  offices.  Mr.  Snively  married  Dec.  12,  1839, 

Fllis.      He   married    (second;    Jennie   Cris-  Matilda    Mitchell,    daughter   of  James   and 

well.  Catharine    (Nigh)    Mitchell.     Mrs.    : 

7.  Maria.  is  a  descendant  of  the  Rev.  John  Steel,  the 

8.  Benjamin  F.  (XXIII).  famous   "fighting    parson"  of  the  Conoco- 

(XVII)  MELCH]   SNIVELY    (born  cheague,  who  commanded  a  company     I 

Jan.  9,   1816 — died  ,  ),  son  of  parishioners   in   the   Kittanning  E.\| 

John    and    Catharine    (Poorman)     Snively.  of    1756.      Mrs.    Steel    was   a    sister 

was  a  farmer  in  Antrim  township  anil  a  mer-  mother  of  President  Andrew  Jackson,  lien- 
chant  at  Shady  drove,  where  he  was  the  first  jamin  and  Matilda  (Mitchell;  Snively  had 
postmaster.      lie    married    (first)    Aug.    8,  issue: 

1837,   Elizabeth    Newcomer    (died   Aug.   8,  1.      Catharine,     living     near     Shady 

1 861)  ;  they  had  issue:  Grove. 

i.     Frederick  B.  (born  June  17.  1838  2.     Isaac  (died  Nov.  22,  18701  - 

— died  May  31,    1879)    was  a  merchant  at  in  Company  K.  126th  1'.  Y.  1..  186: 

Shady  Grove.    He  married,  in  i860,  Come-  3.     James  Ross  lives  at  Pittsburgh;  he 

Ha  Hammond,  daughter  of  John  and  Eliza-  married     Lillian     Bonbrake,     daughter    of 

both  (O'Neal)   Hammond;  they  had  issue:  Emanuel  J.  and  P..  Belle  (Oaks)  B 

Edwin  S.   (born  June   15,   1804),  a  member  4.     BENJAMIN. 

of  the   Pennsylvania   Legislature,    1895-96;  ;.     Wii.i.iam  Stewart. 

Jessie  E.stella ;  Catharine  K. ;  Nellie  C. ;  and  6.     Edith     Matilda     married     S.     If. 

Frederick  Bryan.  Rutherford,  of  Paxtang. 

2.  William,  born  Dec.   16,   1839,  died  7.     Mary   Lundie  married  William  T. 
young.  Omwake  [Omwake  Family], 

3.  George   R.    (bom    Sept.   0.    1841)  8.    Warren  died  young. 

served  in  the  17th  P.  V.  C,  1862-65.     He  iNIX)     SAMUEL     P.     SNIVELY 

married    Feb.    5,    1867,    Mary    E.    Kennedy,  (born  in  Antrim  township.  Julv  27, 

daughter    of    Lazarus    Kennedy:    they    had  died  Oct.  2,  1882),  son  of  Joseph  and 

issue:  Minerva,  Melchi  Iv.  Franklin  1'...  John  (  Baechtel  )   Snively.  was  a  farmer  and  lived 

Harvey,  George  M.  and  Lou  Ellie.  on  the  homestead   farm  of  his   fai 

4.  Scott  K.  (born  Sept.  8.  1X45)  lives  grandfather,  near  Shad\  Grove,     tie 

in  Missouri.    He  married  Jennie  Irwin ;  they  surveyor,  doing  much  of  that  work  for  his 

had  issue:    Melchi  Irwin,  Edith,  Scott.  Hugh  neighbors,  and  he  was  trusted  and  1 

and  Jane  Gracey.  as  an  honest,  upright  man.     He  was  a  mem- 

5.  Virginia,  born  May  18.  1847.  her    of    the    Reformed    Giurch,    wl 
Mr.   Snively  married    (second).  June  o.  served  as  rleacon  and  elder  for  man)    ; 

1863,    Mrs.    Catharine    Boyd,    daughter   of  Fraternally   he   was   a    charter  member   of 

James  Kennedy.  Mount  Pisgah  Lodge,  N      :  :.;.  F.  &  A    M.. 

(XVIII)  BENJAMIN      SNIVELY  of  Greencastle.  and  took  much  inh 

(born  in  Antrim  township.  Mav  «).  1S17L  order.  He  married  Feb  24.  1850.  Muii 
sou  of  Joseph  and  Nancy  1  Baechtel)  Snively.^.Tritle.  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Marj 

lives  on  the  old  Snively  homestead  at  Shady  Tritle:  ibev  had  i-sue  : 

Grove.     Fie  is  a  prominent   farmer  and  as  a  1.      JOSEPH  P.   (XXIV). 


224  BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

2.  Mary  L.  married  Stephen  Slike.  and  as  a  young  man  held  different  t< 

3.  Emma  F.  married  C.  Kieffer  Kie-  offices.     He  and  his  wife  an 
sacker.  members     of     the     Reformed     Met 

4.  Anna  Baechtel.  Church.     Mr.  Snively  m; 

5.  Nora  Maria.  8,   1859.  Urilla  Barbara  H 

(XX)  LEMUEL    SNIVELY     (bom  21,    1839— died   Nov.   15,    1- 
July    19,    1834),    son   of    Samuel    and    Su-  of  William  Hade,  oni 
sanna  (Snively)  Snively,  was  educated  in  the  and  prosperous  farmers    iQ 
public  schools,  at  the  academies  at  Greencas-  they  had  issue: 

tic,  Mercersburg  and  Chambersburg  and  at  1.    William  Hade  (born  1 

Dickinson  College.     He  was  for  many  years  has  been  in  business  in  Phi 

a  farmer  on  the  homestead  farm  belonging  to  last  twenty  years  and  has  been  ven  - 

his  father.     His  farm  is  part  of  the  original)  ful  in  all  his  ventures.     He  m 

tract  taken  up  by  Jacob  Snively  in  1734,  and  Miller,  daughtei     f  Soloi 

lias  been  in  the  Snively  family   170  years,  ford  township;  they  have  is 

In  politics  he  is  a  Republican,  and  he  has  .Mary.  Ray  and  John  Ru 

served   three   terms  as   township  clerk   and  2.     Isaac  Newton  (XXV). 

township  auditor  in  Antrim  township.     He  3.     Urilla    Barbara,    '  Sept.    20. 

also  served  a  term  as  county  auditor.    When  [864,  died  Nov.    11.   1880. 

lie    retired    from    farming    he    removed    to  Mr.   Snively  married 

Greencastle,  where  he  has  been  a  justice  of  1866,  Mary  Jane  Hade:  the 

the  peace  for  manv  years.      He  is  an  active  1.      ANNIE   ELIZABETH    I 

Republican   worker.     With  his  wife  he  is  a  [869)    married   Milton   W.    1 

member  of  the  Presbyterian  Church.     Mr.  berland  count)  :  they  have  01 

Snively  married  Dec.  jo.   18(10.  Anna  Mary  2.     John   Walter.  ! 

Rowe,    daughter    of    John    and    Elizabeth  died  Jan.  10.  1872. 

(Prather)    Rowe;  they  had  issue:  3.     Emma  Kate 

1.  John  Rowe.  married  Mcnno  Rydci 

2.  Susan  Almira.  of    Guilford    township;    they 

3.  Belle  Gilmore.  Charles  Franklin  and  Mary  Pear 

4.  Elizabeth  Prather.  4-     Charles    l'w 

5.  Watson.  1874. 

6.  Mary  Wise  died  Jan.  7,  1882.  5.    Char  Jane 

7.  Samuel.  '876)    married    Frank    Etl 

(XXI)  JOHN    KEEFER    SNIVELY  township;  they  have  is 
(horn  in  Guilford  township.  May  31,  1836),  -.m  Vera  and  I 

son  of  John  and  Catharine  (Keefer)  Snively,  '    6.     Andrew  Franklin   | 

was   educated    in    the    public   schools   of   his  ford  township  Jan.   31.    1S7S 

native  township,  and  had  one  year  at   Rock  public  schools  "\   Frank' 

River  Seminary,  Mt.  Morris.   11!.     He  has  entered  Cham 

been  all  his  life  a  farmer  on  the  old  Snively  was    graduated    will 

homestead,    on    which    his    father    lived    and  1899.     H  I  medii 

died.      Mr.    Snively    ifi  one  of  the   few   who  Dr.   Andrew    1-  -    ■ 

never  moved.    In  politics  he  is  a  Republican,  Pa.    He  j 


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BIOGRAPHICAL   ANNALS   OF    FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 


gical  College  of  Philadelphia  in  1903  with 
the  degree  of  M.  I).  He  then  served  as  resi- 
dent physician  at  the  Samaritan  Hospital, 
from  the  time  he  graduated  until  July  1. 
1904,  since  when  he  lias  been  located  at  No. 
5308  Market  street,  Philadelphia,  He  is 
rapidly  gaining  a  good  practice. 

(XXII)  ISAAC  NEWTON  SNIVELY 
(horn  near  Jackson  Hall,  Franklin  county. 
Feb.  23,  1839),  son  of  John  and  Catharine 
(Keefer)  Snivelv,  spent  his  early  life  on  his 
father's  farm,  assisting  with  the  various 
farm  duties  in  the  summer,  and  attending 
the  public  schools  in  the  winter.  At  the  age 
of  fourteen  years,  being  left  an  orphan,  he 
started  out  in  quest  of  employment,  and  en- 
tered the  store  of  Hutz  &  Son,  in  Chambers- 
burg,  as  salesman  with  his  cousin,  John  P, 
Keefer,  who  very  kindly  gave  him  access  to 
his  fine  library.  Soon  the  ambitious  boy  ac- 
cjuired  a  taste  for  reading  and  study  that  dis- 
qualified him  for  the  duties  of  clerking,  and 
he  withdrew  from  his  position  to  enter  the 
Fayetteville  .Academy,  then  under  the  super- 
vision of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Kennedy.  From 
there  he  returned  to  Chambcrsburg  and  at- 
tended the  classical  school  of  the  1 
Thmnas  J.  Harris,  now  deceased,  where  for 
a  lime  he  acted  as  an  assistant.  Afterward 
Dt.  Snivelv  took  an  active  part  in  the  Frank- 
lin County  Teachers'  Association,  and  was 
one  of  the  popular  teachers  of  the  public 
schools  in  that  vicinity.  In  1 S 5 7  he  was 
graduated  from  Duff's  Commercial  College 
at  Pittsburgh,  I 'a.,  and  in  1S58,  while  teach 
ing  the  Mount  Vernon  school,  near  Waynes- 
boro, he  commenced  the  Study  oi  medicine 
and  anatomy  with  Dr.  Benjamin  Riant/.  In 
1859  he  became  a  pupil  o\  the  late  Dr.  John 
C.  Richards,  oi  Chambersburg.  and  was 
graduated al  Jefferson  Medical  College,  I' 
adelphia,  in  1S63.  In  the  same  \c.ir,  when 
the  Confederate  army  invaded  Pennsylvania, 
the  Doctor  went  to  Hanisbursr.  and  after 


passing   the   examination    before   the 
Medical  Board,  was  commis 
surgeon,  his  commission  bearing  the   I 
June  20,    [863.      He    .  ;   led  by   I  >r. 

King,  surgeon-general  of  the  State,  t 
at  Camp  Curtin,  and  lie  became  acting  sur- 
geon of  the  20th  P.  V.  I..  Col.  William  B. 
Thomas  commanding.     He  allowed  hii 
to  he  mustered  out  with  his  regiment,  and 
returned  to  Chambersburg.  where  -• 

ciated  himself  in  the  practice  of  his  • 
sion  with  his  late  preceptor.  Dr.  J.  C.   I 
ards.     In  addition  to  their  regular  practice 
they  had  charge  of  the  Town  Hall  h 
On   Sept.  8,    1863,   the   surgeon   general  of 
Pennsylvania  sent  him  a  commiss 
ing  him  to  the  155th  P.  V.  I.,  then  encamped 
at  Beverly  Ford,  Va.,  Major  Ev  ng 
manding.     Dr.  Snively  declined  this,  as  well 
as  a   lucrative  appointment   on   the    P 
coast  in  a  United  State-  marine  hospital,  pre- 
ferring to  continue  in  practice  with  Dr 
ards.    At  the  time  of  the  burning  of  Cham- 
bersburg, July  30.    1804.   Dr.  Snivel) 
away,  and  his  young  wife  barely 
flames  of  their  burning  !  her- 

self destitute.     She  c 
hand    tor  a   week,   when   he   was 
on  duty  in  the  Unite'.   - 
Hospital  at    Beverly,   X.    ]..  where  he  had 
charge  of  Wards  1 1  and  10.  until  about  Jan. 
1,   1865,  w  hen  !  e  res  g      I  to  5 
lame-;  Bi  1  .    '  1 

had  just  died,  and  Dr.  S 
city,  where  he  has 
and  lucrative  practice.     He  was 
founders  of  the   Franklin  County   Mi 
Society,  and   president   in    :v 
question  of  having  the  raili       Is  I     tl 
of  Waynesboro  arose,   Di 

very  important   part   in  tin 

was   elected   president   of   the   Baltim 
Cumberland  Valley  Railroad  in  iv 
lion  he 


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226  BIOGRAPHICAL   AXXALS  OF   FRANKLIN    COUNTY. 

Jn  his  practice  Dr.  Snively  has  been  emi-  ous  parts  of  the  world, 

nently  successful,  he  having  made  a  specialty  favorably  upon   the  conditions  there.     Dr. 

of  surgery,  and  he  has  but   few  equals  in  Snively's  efforts  to  call  the  attention 

Pennsylvania.     Dr.  Snively  has  long  made  eralogists  and  capitali  I    I     I 

the  eye  a  feature  of  his  practice,  and  has  per-  tain  deposits  of  rich  ore  have  extended  over 

formed    some    very   delicate   operations,    in  a  period  of  a  quarter  of  a  century ;  ai 

more  cases  than  one  being  able  to  restore  due  to  his   geological  knowledge,  and 

sight  alter  it  had  been  lost  for  several  year.-,  persistent  exploitation  of  the  extensi 

In  addition  to  the  part  he  has  always  taken  eral  wealth  there,  that  there  has  been  given 

in  the  Franklin  County  Medical  Society,  he  to  the  scientific  world  the  I 

is  a  prominent  member  of  the  American  Med-  as  yet.  only  partially  expl   i  rion. 

ical  Association,  and  of  the  Pennsylvania  Snively  has  been  compelled  to  work  utv 

State    Medical    Association.     Dr.    and    Mrs.  difficulties,  but  these  have  not   checked 

Snively    were    prominent    members    of    the  enthusiasm  and  his  belief  that  such  a  ric! 

Presbyterian   Church.      In   politics  he  is  a  section   should   be  devel 

stanch   Republican,  and   fraternally  he  is  a  the  cause  of  science.     By  request  of  a  stati 

member  of  the  1.  O.  O.  F. ;  the  G.  A.   R.,  official  Dr.  Snively  once  .  !  an  as 

Capt.   John    E.    Walker   Post,   Xo.    2$j,   of  sistant  to  the  state  j 

which  he  has  been  surgeon   for  a  number  region,  but  he  did  not  seem  in 

of  years;  the  Heptasophs;  the  Royal  Area-  asserted  to  th 

num,  the  Fraternal  Mystic  Circle;  the  Junior  per  was  a  mere  surface  sej  1 1  .  and  di 

Order   American   Mechanics,  and   the   P.   0.  not  extend  to  any  depth,  and  that  he 

S.   of   A.   Dr.   Snively  enjoys   a   reputation  to  see  any  evidences  oi    . 

that  extends  all  over  the  Stale  as  a  skilled  region."     Dr.   Snively  1 

surgeon  and  able  physician,     lie  takes  great  a  mass  of  native  copper  which 

pleasure  in  the  breeding  of  blooded  cattle  only  four  feet  beneath  the  sui 

and  horse